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Bastien-Lepage, JulesDate of birth and death: 1848 - 1884
Nationality: FrenchUploaded artworks: 30
Jules Bastien-Lepage is French painter, was born in the village of Damvillers, Meuse and spent his childhood there. He first studied at Verdun, and prompted by a love of art went in 1867 to Paris, where he was admitted to the Ă‰cole des Beaux-arts, working under Cabanel. After exhibiting in the Salons of 1870 and 1872 works which attracted no attention, in 1874 he made his mark with his Song of Spring, a study of rural life, representing a peasant girl sitting on a knoll looking down on a village. His Portrait of my Grandfather, exhibited in the same year, was not less remarkable for its artless simplicity and received a third-class medal. This success was confirmed in 1875 by the First Communion. In 1875 he took the second Prix de Rome with his Angels appearing to the Shepherds. His next endeavour to win the Grand Prix de Rome in 1876 was again unsuccessful and the painter determined to return to country life. Bastien-Lepage was recognized in France as the leader of a school, and his Portrait of Mlle Sarah Bernhardt, painted in a light key, won him the cross of the Legion of Honour. The artist, long ailing, had tried in vain to re-establish his health in Algiers. He died in Paris in 1884, when planning a new series of rural subjects.
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