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Brière, Gaston

    Image Credit: Chateau de Versailles

    Full Name: Brière, Gaston

    Other Names:

    • Gaston Brière

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1871

    Date Died: 1962

    Home Country/ies: France

    Subject Area(s): eighteenth century (dates CE) and seventeenth century (dates CE)

    Career(s): curators


    Curator at the musée de Versailles; gave lessons on the great art collections of the 17th and 18th centuries (in the tradition of Edmond Bonnafé) and at the Ecole du Louvre. His students (though not particularly inspired by him) included Charles Sterling. He was part of a group of scholars centered around Louis-Charles-Léon Courajod, including Paul Vitry, Jean Joseph Marie Anatole Marquet de Vasselot, and Raymond Koechlin.


    Bazin, Germain. Histoire de l’histoire de l’art: de Vasari à nos jours. Paris: Albin Michel, 1986, p. 474.


    Contributors: Emily Crockett and Lee Sorensen


    Emily Crockett and Lee Sorensen. "Brière, Gaston." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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