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Marc-Auguste Baud-Bovy (1848-1899)


Marc-Auguste Baud-Bovy (1848-1899)
Swiss-French landscape, cyclonic panoramic landscape, and genre artist ;
A Band-Bovy [incorrectly identified in National Academy of Design records] ; A Baud-Bovy ; Marc-Auguste Baud-Bovy ; Auguste Baud-Bovy ;
[Born February 13, 1848 in Geneva, Switzerland – died March or June 3, 1899 in Davos, Switzerland]


FAD record control number: 51043 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;


Marc-Auguste Baud-Bovy (1848-1899) biography:

Birth: February 13, 1848 in Geneva, Switzerland ;
Death: June 3, 1899 in Davos, Switzerland ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Aquarius ;

Known for: Landscape painting ; panoramic landscape painting ; genre paintings ; Swiss Alps paintings ;
Medium: Oil ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: Mountains ; landscape ; Switzerland ;

Areas: Geneva, Switzerland (1848-?) ; Paris, France (1886-1888, 1891-1892) ; New York, NY (1892) ; Davos, Switzerland (1888-1891, 1892-1899) ; Swiss Alps ;
Region: Europe ; North East ;
Lived: Geneva, Switzerland (1848-?) ; Paris, France (1886-1888, 1891-1892) ; New York, NY (1892) ; Davos, Switzerland (1888-1891, 1892-1899) ; Swiss Alps ;
Father: Henri-George Baud (1825-1875) ;
Mother: Rose (Besson) Baud (?-?) ;
Spouse: Zoé Bovy (?-?) ;
Children: Daniel Baud-Bovy (1870-1958) ;

Training: Under Barthelemy Menn (1815-1893) ;
Instructors: Barthelemy Menn (1815-1893) ;
Work: Painted a circular moving panorama of views of the Swiss Alps that was shown in the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, IL, in 1893 ; Travelled to Chicago in 1895 with a group of five other artists, including the artist Alexandre Blanchet (1882-1961),  to install the moving panoramic work (cyclonic panorama) at the World’s Fair ; Works are in the following museums Bale, Berne, Switzerland, Lausanne, Lucerne, Switzerland, Winterthur and Zurich, Switzerland as well as the Lyon Museum, Lyon, France ; The moving panorama burned in the Chicago fire but two panels where stored in Gruyères Castle, Gruyères, Switzerland and remain ;


Exhibited with: National Academy of Design, New York, NY (1880, 1886) ;
Awards: Legion of Honor, Paris, France, awarded (1892) ;

Milestones: Nick named “the cantor of the mountain” (C. Brown, 1902) and “the virtuoso mountaineer” (Benezit) ;



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Record birth date:
May 14, 2019


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