Poitevin, Alexandre

BORN 24 Feb 1782, Bordeaux, Gironde - DIED 8 Apr 1859, Bordeaux, Gironde
BIRTH NAME Poitevin, Pierre Alexandre
GRAVE LOCATION Bordeaux, Gironde: Cimetière de la Chartreuse, 180 rue Georges Bonnac

Alexandre Poitevin attended the École des beaux-arts in Paris where Charles Percier was his teacher in 1809. In 1815 he worked as an architect in the Jemmapes department. After he moved to Bordeaux around 1820 he became architect of Lot-et-Garonne, Gironde and Bordeaux until 1824. In Bordeaux he built the two columns at the Place des Quinconces and the Hôtel Verthamoni. He also restored churches. Apart from his work as an architect he was also active as a painter. He died in his hometown Bordeaux in 1859.


The grave of Alexander Poitevin at the Cimetière de la Chartreuse, Bordeaux.
Picture by Androom (12 May 2017)


BORDEAUX (33) : cimetière de la Chartreuse - Cimetières de France et d'ailleurs

Polgar, Alfred

Published: 18 Nov 2023
Last update: 18 Nov 2023