Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

Alexandre Cabanel

 (1823 - 1889)
Alexandre Cabanel was active/lived in United States, France.  Alexandre Cabanel is known for history, genre, religious paintings.

Alexandre Cabanel

    ka-bah-NEL  speaker-click to hear pronunciation  click to hear

Alexandre Cabanel, born in  Montpellier, France on September 28, 1823, was a tremendously popular painter who personified official academic art at the top of the Salon hierarchy and with his contemporary Bouguereau stood as the antithesis of progressive movements, including impressionism.  Alexandre entered drawing school as a boy and continued at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1840 under Picot.  Soon after his debut at the Salon, he won the Second Prix de Rome (1845) with Christ in the Praetorium, a rather neo-Baroque crowd scene.  In Rome he painted Albaydé (Musée Fabre, Montpellier), a kind of Neo-Greek femme fatale.  In 1855, he exhibited The Glorification of St Louis, which D. Cady Eaton la  ...  Displaying 750 of 5198 characters.

Subscriber Members, please Sign In for artist biographies and for all services.  Others, full text is available on Fridays.

If you are not currently a member, please See Details about membership, which includes biography access, auction records, and many other features available to our day, month, or yearly Subscriber Members!

  Full access to biographies is
  free each Friday
Biography photo for Alexandre Cabanel

About  Alexandre Cabanel

Born:  1823
Died:   1889
Known for:  history, genre, religious paintings