44 Results for tag: French

Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904)

Jean-Léon Gérôme was a French painter and sculptor in the style now known as academicism. The range of his oeuvre included historical painting, Greek mythology, Orientalism, portraits, and other subjects, bringing the academic painting tradition to an artistic climax. He is considered one of the most important painters ... More

Édouard Manet (1832-1883)

Édouard Manet was one of the first 19th-century artists to paint modern life, and a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism. Born into an upper-class household with strong political connections, Manet rejected the future originally envisioned for him, and became engrossed in the world of painti... More

Paul Sieffert (1874-1957)

Paul Sieffert (1874-1957) is a painter of nudes, portraits and illustrator, born in Paris. Student of Jean-Léon Gérôme , Gabriel Guay and Albert Maignan, he has exhibited at the Salon since 1894, at the Society of Friends of the Arts in Bordeaux from 1910 to 1939. He got the First Grand Prix ​​of Rome in 1902, the ... More

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) Part II

When the Moulin Rouge cabaret opened, Toulouse-Lautrec was commissioned to produce a series of posters. His mother had left Paris and, though he had a regular income from his family, making posters offered him a living of his own. Other artists looked down on the work, but he ignored them. The cabaret reserved a seat for him ... More

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) Part I

Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa was born at the Hôtel du Bosc in Albi, Tarn, in the Midi-Pyrénées region of France, the firstborn child of Alphonse Charles Comte de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa (1838–1913) and his wife Adèle Zoë Tapié de Celeyran (1841–1930). The last part of his name means he was a member ... More

Nicholas Raphael de Grandmaison (1892-1978)

Nicholas Raphael de Grandmaison (1892–1978) was a Russian noble who was born in Moscow. His mother was Russian and father was French. From a young age, he was interested in painting and fine arts, and prior to the Russian Revolution he served in the White Russian army. Starting from 1914, he spent a few years in German ... More

Louis Valtat (1869-1952) Part II

In 1890, upon winning the Jauvin d’Attainville prize, Valtat established his own studio at rue La Glaciere in Paris. He made his debut in 1893 at the Salon of Independent Artists, displaying several paintings depicting street scenes of the neighborhood surrounding his art studio. One of those paintings, titled Sur Le Boulev... More

Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958) Part II

In 1911, Vlaminck traveled to London and painted by the Thames. In 1913, he painted again with Derain in Marseille and Martigues. In World War I he was stationed in Paris, and began writing poetry. Eventually he settled in Rueil-la-Gadelière, a small village south-west of Paris. He married his second wife, Berthe Combes, with ... More

Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955) Part II

In middle age Utrillo became fervently religious and in 1935, at the age of fifty-two, he married Lucie Valore and moved to Le Vesinet, just outside Paris. By that time, he was too ill to work in the open air and painted landscapes viewed from windows, from post cards, and from memory. Although his life also was plagued by ... More

Odilon Redon (1840-1916) Part II

Redon also describes his work as ambiguous and undefinable: "My drawings inspire, and are not to be defined. They place us, as does music, in the ambiguous realm of the undetermined." Redon's work represent an exploration of his internal feelings and psyche. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); He ... More