François-Xavier Fabre

1766-1837 France/Neoclassicism

 

Brief Biography-François-Xavier Fabre, born in Montpellier, entered the atelier of Jacques-Louis David in 1783, after been initially tutored by the artist Jean Coustou. He was a painter of historical subject and later in his career he concentrated on portraiture and landscapes. He was always inspired by the Neoclassical style of David. In 1787, he won the Prix de Rome and subsequently entered the Académie de France in Rome for a period of four years. After Rome, he moved to Florence where he found considerable success teaching at the Florentine Academy and dealing in art. In 1824, he inherited the estate of The Countess of Albany and returned to Montpellier. In his home town, he instituted the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and was made a Baron in 1830. His art collection is now part of the Fabre Museum in Montpellier. His works can also be viewed in The Uffizi Gallery Florence and The Louvre Paris.

 

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family of louis
of etruria

family of louis of etruria

genevieve aimee
victoire bertin

genevieve aimee victoire bertin

gentleman in lake
landscape

gentleman in lake landscape

helena petrovna
menshikov

helena petrovna menshikov


italian landscape

italian landscape[


lord holland

lord holland


marquise de grollier

marquise de grollier

michael cleophas
oginski

michael cleophas oginski

doctor henri fabre
brother of the painter

doctor henri fabre brother of the painter

pawel ksawery
brzostowski

pawel ksawery brzostowski


portrait of a man

portrait of a man

portrait of edgar
clarke

portrait of edgar clarke

portrait of the
countess of albany

portrait of the countess of albany

portrait of vittorio
alfieri

portrait of vittorio alfieri

princess amelia
oginska

princess amelia oginska


self portrait

self-portrait

the four children
of general clarke

the four children of general clarke

the judgment
of paris

the judgment of paris

the marquise fanny
grimaldi

the marquise fanny grimaldi

ulysses and
neoptolemus

ulysses and neoptolemus taking hercules arrows from philoctetes

visions
of saul

visions of saul