"Antoine Calbet - Oil On Panel 1900"Antoine Calbet Oil on panel representing a young bride on a boat Illustration project for the book: Le passeur de Magelonne by the Goncourt brothers France around 1898/1900 Biography: Antoine Calbet is the son of Marie Singlande and Jean-Baptiste Calbet, landowner at a place called Gaubert. Trained at the School of Fine Arts in Montpellier by Édouard-Antoine Marsal (1845-1929) where he learned drawing, this designer and illustrator, painter of nudes and gallant scenes is sought after during his lifetime. Antoine Calbet was then admitted to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the studio of Alexandre Cabanel (1823-1889). He was a member of the Fine Arts admission jury from 1913 to 1930. He began exhibiting in 1880 and became a member of the Société des artistes français. He was the friend of his compatriot from Lot-et-Garonne, the president of the Republic Armand Fallières, for whom he designed the menus for his meals, which made him known in Parisian salons. He illustrated works by Jean Lorrain, Henri de Régnier, Pierre Louÿs  and for periodicals like L'Illustration and Appel, (no 81 of September 17, 1942).