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View of the cornice in Marseille - Jean-Baptiste Olive (1848-1936)
Jean Baptiste Olive was born in Marseille on July 31, 1848.
He began his apprenticeship with a decorator and then in the studio of Antoine Vollon where he learned to render the realism of still life.
He goes to Paris where he makes sets for the winter circus and the Sacred Heart of Montmartre.
1874: he starts at the Salon of French Artists in Paris as a painter of landscapes.
Around 1882, he settled in Paris, but the painter retains however a workshop on the Canebière, where he returns regularly. The surroundings of Marseilles and, more generally Provence, provide him with most of his subjects.