- Émile André
François-Émile André (1871 - 1933), was a French
architect, artist, and furnituredesigner. He was the son of the architect of Charles Andréand the father of two other architects, Jacques and Michel André.
Life and career
André was born in
Nancy, France. He studied architecture at the École des Beaux-Artsin Paris. [Edmond Delaire, "Les Architectes Élèves à l'École des Beaux-Arts 1793-1907" (Paris: Librarie de Construction Moderne, 1907).]
From 1894 to 1900, he traveled to
Tunisia, Sicily, Egypt, Persia, and Ceylon, during which time he produced numerous notebooks that included drawings, watercolors, and photographs. He had already worked in the studio of his father, Charles, André, then with Eugène Vallin, with whom he developed the principles of Art Nouveau.
He was slated to become a professor of applied arts and architecture with the
École de Nancy, and is considered to be one of the group's principal architects. He built more than a dozen Art Nouveau buildings in Nancy between 1901 and 1912.
* [http://edn.fitech.fr/aujourdhui/men/index.html Musée de l'École de Nancy]
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