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Puvis de Chavannes, Pierre-Cécile
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(Dec 14, 1824, Lyon – Oct 24, 1898, Paris), French painter. In 1848/1849, Puvis studied at the ateliers of Eugène Delacroix and Thomas Couture in Paris, but he trained himself primarily by copying Old Masters in the Louvre and on trips to Italy in 1846 and 1848. Although he was not a typical Salon painter and went his own artistic way, his Neoclassical works were a success at the Salon, where he exhibited regularly after 1857 – unlike his friend and colleague Edouard Manet. In 186…

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Kitschen, Friederike, “Puvis de Chavannes, Pierre-Cécile”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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