This is Alfred Swieykowski

Alfred Swieykowski (1869–1953) was a French painter of Russo-Polish descent. He studied under Fernand Cormon and Paulin Bertrand in Paris. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Francais (1894–1921), receiving an tribute in 1896 and different for the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900. He became devotee of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and exhibited at its Salon from 1926 to 1943. He sat in the board of judges of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1927 and won a silver medal in 1937 at the Exposition Internationale.

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Post-Impressionist, throughout his energy he adopted at first a eternal technique after that a personal impressionist style, at times bordering on fauvism. He tackled a broad range of subjects but specialised in the landscapes of Paris, Normandy, Brittany and especially the Alps. An Aristocrat, he and no-one else signed the numerous paintings expected for exhibition, and often either exchanged or gave away his work thus he was quite unspecified in the art world. The ‘Association des Amis d’Alfred Swieykowski’ was formed in 2004, a non-profit charity that locates and exhibits his paintings. Some 600 have been found therefore far.

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