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François Diday
Genève, 1802 — 1877

The Swiss landscape artist François Diday (1802, Geneva – 1877, Geneva) took drawing lessons from Abraham Constantin and studied at the Société des Arts in Geneva. In 1823, he worked at Antoine Gros’ studio in Paris and received a scholarship for a position in Italy. Finally, he settled in his hometown of Geneva and worked in his studio as a drawing teacher. One of his students was Alexandre Calame. Today, Diday is considered one of the most important figures of the Romantic period in Geneva. His works were exhibited in Paris, Berlin, and in Vienna at the 1873 World's Fair, where he was awarded a bronze medal.

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