Antoine Bouvard (1870 - 1956)
Born in St. Jean-de-Bournay, France, Antoine Bouvard trained as an architect and studied art and architecture under Constant-Dufeus at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He later became the Director of Architectural Services for the Seine, and was responsible for the construction of the Bourse du Travail and the Boulevard Morland in Paris.
Ultimately though, Bouvard is most synonymous with Venetian genre painting, as he capitalized on the city’s growing attractiveness and popularity in the early twentieth century by exclusively painting light-infused canal scenes throughout his lifetime. Based in Paris, Bouvard frequented the Italian city during the 1920s and 30s, selling his work through dealers located in Paris and London. A prolific painter, Bouvard’s work is still featured by international auction houses, where it’s in great demand.