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Jeanne Bucher Jaeger - Lisbon Gallery opens its new space in the Chiado area with an exhibition dedicated to André Bauchant (1873-1958) and Louis-Auguste Déchelette (1894-1964), running until March 17.

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André Bauchant, the Gardener Painter, is a self-taught artist. He started painting late in life, at age 46, as soon as he came back from World War I, during which time he had painted small postcards that he sold to his comrades. The war led him to the Dardanelles in Turkey, and later to Greece. The Mediterranean landscapes that he used to imagine as a child when he was reading passionately about …

André Bauchant, the Gardener Painter, is a self-taught artist. He started painting late in life, at age 46, as soon as he came back from World War I, during which time he had painted small postcards that he sold to his comrades. The war led him to the Dardanelles in Turkey, and later to Greece. The Mediterranean landscapes that he used to imagine as a child when he was reading passionately about Ancient Greece and mythology became alive before his eyes and were forever imprinted on his work. In it he would integrate, without any limitations or separation, landscapes, still-lifes, portraits, …