Birth : 1902 in Lyon (Rhône) Death : 1969 in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône)

Biography

Career
Son of Paul Victor LORANGE, a violin maker of the Lyon’s school, he made his apprenticeship with DEBLAYE, in Mirecourt.
He joined then during two years André CONOT in Lyon, successor of his father whose he left to enter the MAUCOTEL and DESCHAMP's workshop in Paris.
He left this firm in 1925 and joined two years later with Paul François DITER, a bow maker pupil of Charles Nicolas BAZIN to settle the firm DITER & LORANGE in Marseille.
Paul DITER retired in 1933, Paul LORANGE still run the workshop by himself, 22 rue Francis-Davso (ex-rue de la Darse).

Works
His production is not very important : beside the 40 instruments signed with DITER from 1927 to 1933 it is known 50 other violins, 12 violas and 2 cellos. His instruments, always of the best quality, bear the influence of the Lyon’s school. They are coated with a rich transparent varnish varying from a burgundy red to a lighter golden-orange color.

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