The Friends of François Cachoud aims to make the artist's work, life and personality better known through his time and his contemporaries, contribute to publications, organize events, contribute to events , And finally to encourage the good guard of all memories about him such as photographs, works.

Make the work known

We contribute to make known the works of the painter François Cachoud, as well his oil paintings representing nocturnal landscapes as his pastels, his watercolors or even his drawings.

Discovery of the painter

Alongside the promotion of works by the artist, the association wishes to introduce, to the greatest number, the personality of François Cachoud through his time and especially his contemporaries.

Keeping in mind

It is essential to preserve the image of this painter by making sure that no malice takes place against him, in particular by monitoring the numerous errors that can circulate against him.

Publish documents

Our role is to contribute, as far as possible, to any publication concerning the painter François Cachoud as well as to publish documents, books or articles.

Recieved catalog

We work on the creation of a catalog raisonné in partnership with art experts. We list the works of the artist, but also the photographs, all related documents.

Celebrating events

Following the solicitations, the association agrees to participate in the events, exhibitions and celebrations related to the painter. We are present in the organization of events.

François Cachoud

French artist painter born in 1866.

French painter François CachoudBorn in 1866 in Chambéry, France, he is the son of a baker. Aged 17, he left the studies to integrate the administration of the Ponts-et-Chaussés. It was during this period that he began taking drawing courses with the painter Benoît Molin. He became friends with another student named Ernest Filliard, a future watercolor artist. The young Francis progresses rapidly. Thanks to scholarships granted by the city of Chambéry, he left his native Savoy to find Paris and his school of Fine Arts. He is only 23 years old. He became successively the pupil of the teacher Elie Delaunay then of Gustave Moreau. From 1905, he became a painter of night landscapes. He likes to represent the surroundings of Chambéry, Lake Bourget, Lake Aiguebellette ... He exhibits every year at the Salon des Artistes Français. In 1900, he was awarded the bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. Ten years later, he was appointed Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. He will produce advertising illustrations for the P.L.M. He contributes to the decoration of the steamer La Savoie. He died on January 29, 1943 in Saint-Alban-de-Montbel.

Recieved catalog

Census of works, documents, photographs...

Painting of the Savoyard painter François Cachoud

Census of Works

We collect all the works of the painter François Cachoud, the oil paintings, the pastels, the watercolors, the drawings, the works of youth ... Do not hesitate to contribute to this catalog raisonné by transmitting photographs, if possible in High definition, paintings of these artists, accompanied by the type of support (canvas, panel ...), dimensions outside the frame and possibly the provenance or any information about the work.

Landscape painting of the Savoy painter François Cachoud

Census of Documents

It is for us, interesting to find any document related, near or far, with the painter François Cachoud. We are looking for old press articles, handwritten letters or publications in academic, artistic, cultural or other works.

Painting landscape of the Savoy painter François Cachoud

Census of photographs, ...

Besides photographs of paintings, we also record all the photographic photographs in which Francois Cachoud and his relatives. Finally, in general, the association is interested in any testimony or information relating to the personality of François Cachoud.


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