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Adolphe-William Bouguereau

AKA Adolphe William Bouguereau

Born: 30-Nov-1835
Birthplace: La Rochelle, France
Died: 19-Aug-1905
Location of death: La Rochelle, France
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Cimetière de Montparnasse, Paris, France

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Painter

Nationality: France
Executive summary: The Abduction of Psyche

Artist who studied under François-Edouard Picot in Paris and Jean-Paul Alaux in Bordeaux. He attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Taught art and championed the right of women to an art education. Taught Matisse for a short period. Was made a chevalier in 1859. He painted almost seven hundred paintings during his long career. Many of his paintings are life-size. Revered during his lifetime by collectors, but criticized by some critics. His best-known painting is probably The Abduction of Psyche.

Wife: Marie-Nelly Monchablon (m. 1856, d. 1877)
Wife: Elizabeth Jane Gardner (m. 1896, d. 1922)

    French Legion of Honor
    Prix de Rome

Is the subject of books:
Bouguereau, 1996, BY: Fronia E. Wissman, DETAILS: Pomegranate Press

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