Louis Devedeux (1820 – 1874), French

Born in Clermont-Ferrand on 8 July 1820, died in Paris (Passy) in 1874, Louis Devedeux is considered as one of the most important French 19th century orientalists. Studied art at the School of Fine Arts in Paris, student of Paul Delaroche and Alexandre Descamps. In 1838 he competed for the Prize of Rome and started his first exhibitions. In the years to come he exhibited in major European cities. Napoleon the 3rd also had a painting of him. Today, his paintings can be found in the d’Orsau Museum Paris, Senat Museum Paris, Clermont-Ferrand Fine Art Museum, New York Metropolitan Museum, Rasmussen Museum Copenhagen, The Hermitage Museum Saint Petersburg , etc.

Louis Devedeux spent significant time in Ottoman Turkey, where he painted romantic scenes of the daily life. In that time, he visited Thessaloniki region, where he painted the capital work “Un poste de volontaires, pres de Salonique, Turguie”. The painting was sold by the auction house Gros-Delettrez, Paris (France), on December 3rd 1999 (lot number 141) for 16 000 euro.

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Louis Devedeux 1820-1874 , Un poste de volontaires-pres de Salonique Turquie

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This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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