Édouard Castres, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Édouard Castres

Swiss artist (1838-1902)

Date of Birth: 21-Jun-1838

Place of Birth: Geneva, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland

Date of Death: 28-Jun-1902

Profession: painter

Nationality: Switzerland

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Édouard Castres

  • Édouard Castres (21 June 1838 in Geneva – 28 June 1902 in Annemasse) was a Swiss painter.
  • Castres studied fine arts with Barthélemy Menn in Geneva before enrolling in the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
  • He took part in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870/71 as a Red Cross volunteer accompanying General Bourbaki's Eastern Army throughout the last phase of the war.
  • With collaborators he executed, in 1881, a large-scale panorama showing the withdrawal of Bourbaki's army into Switzerland and its internment.
  • This Panorama is displayed in a rotunda in Lucerne.

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