Alfred Emile Leopold Stevens
(1823 - 1906)
Alfred Emile Leopold Stevens was active/lived in Belgium, France. Alfred Stevens is known for 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-Louis David; then in 1844 Stevens continued his studies under Camille Roqueplan (1803-1855) in Paris, whose looser, more casual technique pleased public taste (Harambourg, 1985, p. 304). After 1852, Stevens remained in Paris indefinitely; his e
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