(1855 - 1945)
Adrien Karbowsky was born in Paris on 15 December 1855.
He was a pupil of the painters Puvis de Chavannes, Levastre and Lequien and a member of the Societe des Artistes Francais from 1883, where he exhibited throughout his life. In 1889 he was awarded commission by the General Council of the Seine to undertake a number of public murals in the city of Nogent-sur-Maine.
He took part in the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900 and the World Expo in Brussels in 1910.
From 1902, Karbowsky was a Chevalier de la legion d'Honneur and was also a member of the Comite de la Nationale and of the Salon des Tuileries.
As well as being a painter of flower still lifes, Karbowsky was also a theatre designer, decorator, cartoonist and designer of public buildings.
Furnace Museum, Chatou (Banks of the Seine, 1888)
Petit Palais, Paris (Boaters on the Marne sketch, 1889)
Museum of Art and History, Lisieux (Pottery and lemons, 1905)
Museum de la Fournaise, Chatou (The banks of the Seine, 1938)
Musée d'Orsay (Carnation of India, 1941)