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Swiss painter Fritz Zuber-Buhler was born in Le Locle in 1872. His style was known as Academic Classicism, and he is primarily known for his landscape paintings. His works are considered to be among the most elegant and refined of his time.

As a young man, Fritz Zuber-Buhler learned engraving from his grandfather. Later, he decided to study art, and found a private tutor in Paris. He studied under Louis Grosclaude, a Swiss, and was admitted to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1857. In 1866, he became the second youngest artist to be accepted into the École des Beaux-Arts. After graduating, he worked with painters such as Francois-Edouard Picot, a Swiss who followed the same lineage as Leon Perrault. Other important artists of the day included Alexandre Cabanel, Charles Chavannes, and Jean-Louis Manet.

In addition to Paris, Zuber-Buhler studied in Germany, Italy, and Berlin. After his return to Paris, he established himself as a major artist and exhibited his works in the Salon. His earliest works included L'Enfance de Bacchus, The Madonna and Child Jesus, and Portrait of Mme la marquise de F. He exhibited numerous works in the Salon and won great acclaim as an academic painter.

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