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Adolphe Appian

real name Jacques Barthélemy, 1818-1898, Lyon

At the age of fifteen the painter and etcher, Adolphe Appian, enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, where he was taught by Jean Michel Grobon. In the 1850`s Appian dedicated himself to painting and was deeply influenced by Corot and Daubigny. In the course of his artistic career Appian achieved national fame with his painted, drawn and printed landscapes from the area around Lyon and other French regions as well as Italy.