dinsdag, februari 02, 2016

Gustave Courtois, Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret

Dagnan-Bouveret and Courtois, with a model, in their studio in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

Gustave-Claude-Étienne Courtois (May 18, 1852, Pusey – November 25, 1923, Paris), French painter, whose work is in the academic style. He showed an early interest in art, and at the age of seventeen, he entered the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. There, Courtois formed a close friendship with a fellow student, the naturalist painter Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret (January 7, 1852, Paris – July 3, 1929, Quincey), that lasted a lifetime; beginning in the 1880s they shared a fashionable studio in Neuilly-sur-Seine, and Dagnan-Bouveret married Courtois' cousin. Both artists would eventually be awarded the Légion d'honneur, as chevalier and officier, respectively.
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