He was born in Vevey, and studied in Geneva from 1829 under Diday. He lost an eye at an early age. He was a landscape painter and specialised in Alpine scenery.
1810 - 1864
Paintings by Alexandre Calame
The view is of Handeck, a hamlet in the Haslital valley in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland. We are looking south towards the Bernese Alps and its glaciers in the far distance. The Handeck Falls – for which the area is well known – can be seen in the narrow pass just below. The river in the valley...
This is a view of Lake Thun on the River Aare in the Berner Oberland (Bernese Highlands), Switzerland. The sunlit snowy peak in the distance has been identified as the Blümlisalp, but it also has some resemblance to the Jungfrau.Raised near Lake Geneva, Calame knew the Swiss landscape well and so...
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