Roqueplan, Camille

BORN 18 Feb 1803, Mallemort, Bouches-du-Rhône - DIED 29 Sep 1855, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 21)

Camille Roqueplan showed an early talent for painting, but he chose to study medicin instead. But he didn't like his studies and left without graduating. He worked as a clerk at the Ministry of Finance for a while, but soon he decided to return to painting. He worked in Abel de Pujol's studio and continued his studies with Antoine-Jean Legros. After competing for the Prix de Rome he left Gros' studio and started painting landscapes. He travelled to the Dauphiné that he used as the setting for many of his works. He first exhibited in the Salon in Paris in 1822. During the 1830s he was inspired by the works of Sir Walter Scott and he also painted battle scenes. Later he lived in the Pyrenees for health reasons and there he painted peasant scenes.

On 24 April 1844 he married Josephine-Coralie Prissette in Paris. Their daughter Camille-Élise-Marie was born long before the marriage in 1835. She was a painter as well and lived until 1938.

Related persons
• was pupil of Gros, Antoine-Jean
• is brother/sister of Roqueplan, Nestor


The grave of Camille Roqueplan and Nestor Roqueplan at the Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)


Camille Roqueplan - Wikipédia

Roqueplan, Nestor

Published: 11 Mar 2018
Last update: 11 Mar 2018