Nicolas Liez was a Luxembourg painter, sculptor and architect who is remembered in particular for his lithographs of scenes throughout the Grand Duchy and for his oil painting of the City of Luxembourg.
About Nicolas Liez
Painter, sculptor, and architect whose best-known work was his oil painting “View of Luxembourg from the Fetschenhof” from 1870. He was also known for his collection of lithographs “Voyage pittoresque à travers le Grand Duché de Luxembourg” from 1834.
He was a student at the Ecole de Dessin where he was taught by the famed Jean-Baptiste Fresez and won the silver medal in 1827.
He worked as a porcelain painter at a Luxembourg City pottery factory, and he also created many popular lithographs.
He was born in France to a cobbler father and a Luxembourg-native mother. The family moved to Luxembourg when Liez was a young child. He fathered four children.
He was a contemporary of the renowned French painter Paul Cezanne.
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