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Narcisse-Virgil Diaz de la Pena

 (1808 - 1876)
Narcisse-Virgil Diaz de la Pena was active/lived in France.  Narcisse Virgil de la Pena is known for exotic female figure and forest landscape painting.

Self-portrait

Biography   Narcisse-Virgil Diaz de la Pena


Narcisse Diaz, a French landscape and figure painter and founding member of the avant-garde Barbizon school, was born in Bordeaux of Spanish parents. His parents were refugees from Joseph Bonaparte's Spain.  By the age of ten, he was a penniless orphan in the care of a priest at Bellevue near Paris.(1).  The young Narcisse, who had lost one of his legs to blood poisoning, was apprenticed as a pottery decorator in Paris at the age of 15, (2) which may account for his later predilection for bright colors and his rather free draftsmanship.(3) His handicap, and its impact on his mobility, were to be determinant in the course of his future career. As was a common practice, Narcisse learned to paint at the Louvre, where he wa   ...  Displaying 750 of 16872 characters.

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Clairière dans la forêt de Fontainbleau
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STILL LIFE WITH PEACOCK, FLOWERS, FRUIT AND JAPANESE VASE, AN EXTENSIVE PARK LANDSCAPE BEYOND
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Lisière de forêt
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