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Puvis de Chavannes was born in 1824

14 December, 2015

The Dream (1883) Walters Art Museum

Symbolist French painter Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (14 December 1824 – 24 October 1898), best known by his mural paintings, was the co-founder and president of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, that became the dominant salon of art at the time and held exhibitions of contemporary art that was selected only by a jury composed of the officers of the Société.

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Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, 1863, Le Travail, Musée de Picardie

 

 

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