Schwabe, Carlos

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.

Related persons
• illustrated work of Baudelaire, Charles


The grave of Carlos Schwabe at the cemetery of Avon, Seine-et-Marne.
Picture by Androom (01 Nov 2019)


Les Peintres de l'âme, Snoeck-Ducaju, Gent, 1999
AVON (77) : cimetière - Cimetières de France et d'ailleurs

Schwanthaler, Franz Xaver

Published: 01 Dec 2019
Last update: 01 Dec 2019