BENJAMIN CONSTANT (Also called Benjamin-Constant)
Benjamin Constant, not to be confused with the author of the romantic novel Adolphe (1767-1830), was one of the influential teachers of many American students who chose to be trained in Paris. The painter-teacher was born in Paris on June 10, 1845. A visiting professor at the Académie Julian, he taught Theodore Robinson and many others who passed through Julian's doors. Milner (1988, pp. 22-23, 150) describes and illustrates Constant's private studio on the boulevard de Clichy. First he had teamed up with an English student named Rawlins who had organized an informal atelier. William Rothenstein (1931, p. 39) remembered his teacher Constant as a
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