Pierre Carrier-Belleuse was born outside Paris
in January 1851. He was a student of
Alexandre Cabanel at l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris,
and also of the decorator Galland.
He began exhibiting at the Salon in 1875, and
in 1885 he began to work exclusively in pastels,
concentrating on portraiture, for which he is now known.
He was awarded an Honorable Mention in 1887,
and a Silver Medal in the Exhibition Universelle of 1889.
Works by Pierre Carrier-Belleuse are housed in
numerous public and private collections
throughout France, including those in Gray,
La Rochelle, Le Puy and Mulhouse.
. . .
The versatile painter Pierre Carrier-Belleuse grew
successful at painting and drawing under the hand
of his famous father, the preeminent 19th century
sculptor Albert Ernest Carrier-Belleuse.
Pierre also studied under Cabanel and Galland
at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and debuted at the
Paris Salon in 1875.
He mastered pastels (a difficult medium only recently
revived by the Impressionist school) rendering genre works,
landscapes, historical subjects and portraiture.
Other Parisian venues in which he exhibited included
the Society of French Artists (1888) and the
National Society of Fine Arts (1893-1911).
He received an honorable mention for his work in 1887
and a silver medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1889.
He died in 1932.
27 oktober 2009
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