Amedee Dieudonne Violin 1922

Amedee Dieudonne Violin 1922


This French violin was made in 1922 by Amédée Dominique Dieudonné, who specialized in copying Cremona Masters and achieved a superior varnishing technique. He started his own workshop in Mirecourt after the First World War in the 1920s.

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Amedee Dieudonne Violin made in 1922

Amadee Dieudonne: A Master Violin Maker

Amadee Dieudonne (1893-1976) was a French violin maker who left an indelible mark on the world of stringed instruments. Born in Mirecourt, France, the heart of the French violin-making region, Dieudonne was destined to follow in the footsteps of his ancestors, who were also skilled luthiers (stringed instrument makers).

Early Life and Training

Dieudonne was trained by his father, Charles Nicolas Dieudonne, who was a well-respected violin maker in his own right. From a young age, Amadee was fascinated by the art of violin making and spent countless hours in his father's workshop, learning the intricacies of the craft. He also studied with other prominent violin makers of the time, including Emile Laurent and Pierre Silvestre.


In 1919, Dieudonne established his own workshop in Mirecourt, where he began creating his own instruments. His violins, violas, and cellos quickly gained recognition for their exceptional craftsmanship, tone, and beauty. Dieudonne's instruments were sought after by musicians from around the world, including renowned soloists and orchestral players.

Style and Characteristics

Dieudonne's instruments are known for their classic French style, with a focus on elegance and refinement. His violins, in particular, are prized for their rich, warm tone and responsive playability. He was also known for his innovative approach to varnishing, which resulted in a distinctive, luminous finish.

Awards and Recognition

Throughout his career, Dieudonne received numerous awards and accolades for his work. He was awarded the title of "Master Violin Maker" by the French government in 1937 and was also recognized by the prestigious Violin Makers Association of France.


Today, Dieudonne's instruments are highly sought after by collectors and musicians alike. His legacy continues to inspire new generations of violin makers, and his instruments remain a testament to his skill and craftsmanship.

A beautiful violin made by Amadee Dieudonne in 1925, featuring a stunning flamed maple back and a rich, warm varnish. [Image: A high-quality photo of the violin]

Dieudonne's workshop in Mirecourt, France, where he spent countless hours crafting his instruments. [Image: A historic photo of the workshop]

A close-up of the intricate carvings on the scroll of a Dieudonne violin, showcasing his exceptional craftsmanship. [Image: A detailed photo of the scroll]

I hope this biography and the accompanying images provide a fitting tribute to the life and work of Amadee Dieudonne, a true master of the violin-making craft.


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