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WIESBADEN 1871 – ?? 1952

Raoul du Gardier was a student of Gustave Moreau, Théobald Chartran, Élie Delaunay and Albert Maignan. He first exhibited in Paris, in 1897, at the Salon des Artistes Français, where he received an honorable mention. He also received a bronze medal at the 1900 Universale Exposition. From then on he regularly participated in the various Salons often receiving acknowledgment and awards. He was also shown at the Salon de Brussels in 1910.
He produced mostly genre scenes and many seascapes. Interestingly, his wife is almost always present in his prints. He also illustrated several books, one of which was Les Grandes croisières by Paul Chack.

From: Jacques Busse: E. Bénézit, Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et
Graveurs, Paris, 1999.