BiographyHe studied in Paris with Henri Lehmann and already twenty years he exhibited his first work at the Salon. Became known and appreciated for his paintings, but success and fame increased markedly as soon as he applied himself, in the years 1860 , the art of engraving. As an engraver, in fact, his work has earned him numerous medals and expertise in this branch of art was fully recognized when the English scientist Philip Gilbert Hammerton ( 1 834 - 1894 ) asked him to work for him in the drafting of several of his texts on 'the art of recording, including "Chapter on Animals" ( 1874 ) along with Hamerton and Karl Bodmer, and "Etching and Etchers" ( 1880 ), the third edition of a text which collaborated artists such as Whistler, Haden, Palmer, Josef Israëls, Jacquemart, Adolphe Appian Legros, Unger, Hubert von Herkomer.
Veyrassat continued to accumulate success and recognition both as a painter and as an engraver. In 1872 he received another medal for his paintings and finally, in 1878 , he was named Knight of the Legion of Honor at the Salon. It was certainly one of the most acclaimed painters and engravers for his work on nature. Generally, in fact, Veyrassat is associated with the Barbizon School and his works are often compared to those of Charles Jacque ( one thousand eight hundred thirteen - in 1894 ) or those of Jean-François Millet ( 1,814 - 1,875 ) that he knew personally.
Veyrassat developed and applied the technique and style Barbizon, particularly in the representation of rural life more deeply and more traditional French peasant. Reproduced, for example, in an admirable way, the breeding of horses and work in agriculture. His fame went around Europe and, no doubt, he is much better known in Britain than in his native country. But Veyrassat never left France
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