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 Jean Paul Laurens  (1838 - 1921)

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Lived/Active: France      Known for: historical scene painting (French)

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BIOGRAPHY for Jean Laurens
1838 (Fourquevoux (Haute-Garonne), France)
1921 (Paris, France)


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historical scene painting (French)

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Laurens was a major Salon painter of French historical scenes and one of the Parisian art teachers who attracted two American students to his private studio, according to Weinberg (1991, p. 156): Frederic Porter Vinton, and Charles Yardley Turner (1850-1919).  At least sixty more, however, would have benefitted from his instruction at the Académie Julian, where he could be found beginning in 1884.  In fact, Laurens was the most sought after French teacher am (showing 500 of 5160 characters).

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