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Belgische kunstenaar Alfred Duriau

Duriau Alfred

Alfred Duriau was a Belgian artist born in Bergen in 1877 and died there in 1958. He was a painter, draftsman and engraver. Grew up in the Academy in Bergen, where his mother, who became a widow in 1888, was a janitor. Education at the Academy in Bergen: engraving under the direction of A. Danse, drawing under A. Bourlard, painting under the direction of E. Motte (1890-1896). Also worked for Bonnat and Eug. Career in Paris. Prix de Rome for Engraving in 1906. Spent two years in Rome. He became famous as an engraver and had a preference for landscapes, still lifes (Bergen) cityscapes, figures and portraits. Also engraved while inspired by other masters. Was a teacher at the Academy in Bergen from 1912 to 1947. Work in the Museum in Bergen, among others. Mentioned in BAS I, II and Two centuries of signatures of Belgian artists. (Piron)