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Alexandre Cabanel

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

Alexandre Cabanel

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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.

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About  Alexandre Cabanel

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