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draftsman, illustrator, manufacturer of gouaches, botanist
He began as a garden labourer at the Jardin des Plantes in 1790. His intelligence and enthusiasm, however, were recognised by the head gardener, André Thouin, who had him appointed as a 'gardien' at the botanical school of the Muséum nationale d'Histoire Naturelle, where Poiteau was able to fill the gaps in his education and complete his botanical training. For three years he attended every botany lecture held at the Muséum, and he excelled in drawing and painting, which he was taught by the museum's resident artist Gérard van Spaendonck.
Nationality/school
French
Born
Ambleny (Aisne) 1766
Deceased
1854
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Period of activity
1786 - 1854
vanaf ca. 1786 tot 1854
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botanical representation, flower piece
Entered on: 2009-10-23; Modification on: 2018-07-19

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