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Studio: international art — 17.1899

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A Swiss Medallist

father and other members
of his family were all watch-
case engravers, and from his
earliest youth he was accus-
tomed to use the graving-
tool. His first laurels were
won at the Academie des
Beaux Arts of Geneva. In
Paris he studied under the
celebrated medallist, An-
toine Booy, and afterwards
he visited Italy, where the
taste for sculpture developed
itself in him almost to a
passion in studying the
works of the Renaissance
masters. On his return to
his native country, M.
Landry determined not to

“ROZE, ROZE MEIE”

FROM A PAINTING BY FRANTZ MELCHERS
(/« the Collection of M. Charles Hayem, Paris)

making an effort to enlarge our conventional con-
ception of landscape. To confess the truth, none
of our modern Dutch and Flemish artists had
hitherto succeeded in showing a real landscape
of hayfields and houses, gardens and trees, as
Frank Brangwyn has depicted the Holy Land,
or as William Estall the meadows of England.
Hitherto they had given us nothing but pieces
—samples or fragments of landscapes, real and
unreal.

One might even go further and maintain that
it would be almost impossible for any foreigner
to form an accurate opinion of the beauties of
our picturesque flat land, under its ever-changing
skies, with the fleecy white clouds floating across
a pale blue sky, if he had never travelled in
Flanders. Neither could he do so if he had only
studied the pictures of some of our best known
landscape painters.

Pol de Mont.

A SWISS MEDALLIST : M. F.

LANDRY. BY L. FORRER.

M. Landry holds a foremost posi-
tion among the medallists and sculp-
tors of Switzerland. Born at Le
Locle (canton Neuchatel) in 1842, his childhood
was spent amid surroundings which could not
fail to impress his mind with love for art. His

FROM A PAINTING BY FRANTZ MELCHERS

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