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Charles Cottet (1863'–1925) French painter was born at Le PuyenVelay and died in Paris. A famed postimpressionist Cottet is known for his dark evocative painting of rural Brittany and seascapes. He led a school of painters known as the Bande noire or Nubians group (for the somber palette they used in contrast to the brighter postimpressionist paintings) and was friends with such artists as Auguste Rodin.

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The Museum of Fine Arts Ghent has a collection of about 9,000 works, from the Middle Ages to the first half of the 20th century. Over 600 works are shown in the museum’s permanent collection presentation. The spotlight is mainly on painting from the Southern Netherlands but print art, sculpture and European painting are also well represented. Moreover, the museum is a knowledge centre for the art of the 19th century, the fin de siècle and the early 20th century.

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