(1859 - 1927)
Paul-Cesar Helleu was active/lived in France. Paul Cesar Helleu is known for painting, draftsman, society portrait, ceramics, engraving.
Biography Paul-Cesar Helleu
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French painter and engraver, Paul-Cesar Helleu was born in Vannes on
December 17, 1859. After working with ceramics and engraving,
Helleu decided to study painting. He began his training with Jean-Leon
Gerome at the National School of Fine Arts.
subjects were old churches, gothic naves, and stained glass windows. He
later painted landscapes and scenes of Versailles. Yet it was his early
20th Century views of Parisian society that established Helleu's
His worldly effigies, female silhouettes, and
sportive scenes of the elegant class, are among the most precise images
of the "belle époque." His refined style is evident in his etchings and
drypoints, as well as his canvases.
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