BORN 21 Jul 1866, Altona (now: part of Hamburg) - DIED 22 Jan 1926, Avon, Seine-et-Marne|
GRAVE LOCATION Avon, Seine-et-Marne: Cimetière
Carlos Schwabe was born in Altona, but when he was four years old his family moved to Geneva and he became a Swiss citizen. In Geneva he attended art school from 1882 to 1884. In 1884 he moved to Paris where he lived for the rest of his life.
In 1890 he designed the program guide for the Téâtre Libre and in 1891 his works were exhibited publicly for the first time. His poster for the Salon de la Rose + Croix in 1892 made him famous and his work was exhibited there as well. His first wife was the model for his virgins and his angels and she can be seen on "Death and the Grave Digger" (1895).
In 1900 he illustrated Charles Baudelaire's "Les Fleurs du mal" and in the same year he received a gold medal at the World Exhibition. He was awarded the Légion of Honor in 1902. He died in Avon near Fontainebleau in 1926.
illustrated work of Baudelaire, Charles
Les Peintres de l'âme, Snoeck-Ducaju, Gent, 1999
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