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Pierre Jean Edmond Castan | Genre painter

Pierre Jean Edmond Castan (1817-1892) was a French painter.
Born in Toulouse in Haute-Garonne, Castan quickly turns to the drawing, and follows the teaching of Drolling in Paris.
He is then a pupil of neoclassical painter François Pascal Simon Gérard (1770-1837), and begins in the Salon of French Artists in 1868.



During the 1870-1880's, he realizes especially scenes of genre.
He mostly represents simple moments of the dailylife, in peasant inside, or children's games which confer to his works a particular freshness.

Later, he also sends portraits to the Salon, in particular in 1875, and from 1878 to 1880.
His very fine technique and the multitude of details which he brings to his compositions are noticed by frenchamateurs as well as foreign's.





Pierre Jean Edmond Castan (1817-1892) è stato un artista Francese nato a Tolosa nell'Alta Garrone.
Si era specializzato nel catturare semplici momenti della vita quotidiana, scene di interni di contadini e bambini che giocano.

Allievo del pittore neoclassico Francois Gérard, seguì anche l'insegnamento di Martin Drolling a Parigi.
Castan iniziò la sua carriera espositiva al Salon degli artisti francesi nel 1868.
Nel 1875 iniziò ad inviare ritratti al Salon e continuò a farlo fino al 1880.