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Artist Birthdays November 30 – WILLIAM-ADOLPHE BOUGUEREAU

WILLIAM-ADOLPHE BOUGUEREAU
(November 30, 1825 – August 19, 1905)

  • Nationality: French
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Academicism, Realism
  • ARTiFact:  In 1881 he was elected president of the painting section of the Paris Salon. As a proponent of official orthodoxy in painting, he played a major role in the exclusion of the works of the Impressionists and other experimental painters from the Salon.
  • Artist Quote: “Each day I go to my studio full of joy; in the evening when obliged to stop because of darkness I can scarcely wait for the next morning to come…if I cannot give myself to my dear painting I am miserable.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): The Birth of Venus, 1879.

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Artist Birthdays September 28 – ALEXANDRE CABANEL

ALEXANDRE CABANEL (Sept. 28, 1823 – Jan. 23, 1889)

  • Nationality: French
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Academicism
  • ARTiFact: Together with William-Adolphe Bouguereau, his refusal to allow impressionist painter Édouard Manet and other painters to exhibit their work in the Salon of 1863 led to the establishment of the Salon des Refusés.
  • Artist Quote: “I have painted the portraits of a great many Americans, the delicacy and grace and refined type of American beauty being peculiarly congenial to my pencil.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): The Birth of Venus, 1863.

Alexandre Cabanel. The Birth of Venus. 1863.

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