Guy Pene Du Bois
(1884 - 1958)
Guy Pene Du Bois was active/lived in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts / France. Guy Du Bois is known for figure, genre, carnival and interior painting.
Biography Guy Pene Du Bois
Known for satirical genre, especially of high society, Guy Pene Du Bois was a prominent New York artist in the early 20th century, and was part of the group that broke with conventional approaches of the National Academy of Design*. Often his work seemed to have a narrative that was mysterious but addressed issues of urbane sophistication.
He was born in Brooklyn, New York, in a New Orleans French family whose roots there dated to 1738. His father, Henri Pene du Bois, was a noted critic, and his son grew up in a highly cultured atmosphere in literary circles.
Dropping out of high school, in 1899, he became the youngest student in William Merritt Chase's school, later known as The New York School of Art*. In additio
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