Emile Gallé (1846-1904) a French glassmaker, ceramicist and furniture designer, became one of the most influential figures within Art Nouveau and the French decorative arts. Born in Nancy, he studied botany and mineralogy in Germany before taking over his father’s glass and ceramics factory in 1874. At the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris, his stylistic innovations in glass with carved cameo and pâte de verre work, were acclaimed. More objects can be found on our portal www.europeana.eu.
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