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 Alfred Emile Leopold Stevens  (1823 - 1906)

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Lived/Active: Belgium/France      Known for: Portrait, woman portrait, figure,and landscape painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Alfred Stevens
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Birth
1823 (Brussels, Belgium)
 
Death
1906

Lived/Active
Belgium/France




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Portrait, woman portrait, figure,and landscape painting

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Whistler’s friend, the French décadent Count de Montesquiou overpraised Alfred Stevens, after his death, as equal to Vermeer.   Stevens, who chronicled the fashionable elegance of women’s sitting rooms during the Second Empire and beyond, influenced American expatriate painters, and there are close affinities to the Boston School. 

Alfred Stevens, born in Brussels on 11 May 1823, was a student of François-Joseph Navez (1787-1869), Belgium’s most important pupil of Jacques- (showing 500 of 9963 characters).



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