Jean Paul Étienne Balze
(1815 - 1884)
Jean Paul Étienne Balze was active/lived in France, Italy. Jean Balze is known for Painting.
Biography Jean Paul Étienne Balze
Jean Paul Etienne Balze was born in Rome, Italy in 1815. At that time, his father was Grand Chamberlain of the King of Spain in exile, Charles IV. Famed artist Ingres was a friend of the family and later 'Paul' became his pupil. In 1830, Paul enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
Jean Paul Etinne Balze (along with his brother Raymond Balze) was mostly a copyist of his master Ingres, and Raphael. In the 1830's, the two brothers made 52 copies of the Vatican Lodges, based on an idea by Ingres. The ensemble was exhibited in 1840 at the Beaux-Arts in Paris.
Paul Balze worked for many Parisian churches, making personal compositions, notably at Saint Roch and the Trinity. Jean Paul Etienne Balze died in 1884.