Fernabd Pelez

1843-1913 France-Realism

 

Brief Biography-Fernand Pelez was from Paris where he spent the entirety of his life. His father who was a painter taught him from an early age and he later graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Paris. He became a teacher in a Paris School. He started out as a history painter but later came under the influence of Jules Bastien-Lepage, his child beggars were inspired by the Spanish artist Bartolomè Esteban Murillo. His paintings of poor life and misery may have contributed to his commercial failure as an artist. People were not too interested in buying paintings of street beggars and starving people queuing for bread.

 

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grimaces
and miseries

grimaces and miseries


without roof

without roof

the
vachalcade

the vachalcade

the little lemon
merchant

the little lemon merchant

misery or little
beggar

misery or little beggar

the
violette merchant

the violette merchant

adam
and eve

adam and eve

poor people head
for the soup

four paintings poor people head for the soup at la bouchee de pain

the
mouthful of bread

the mouthful of bread

the
young gardener

the young gardener

the
shooters darc

the shooters darc by Fernand Pelez


the little beggars

the little beggars


dancers

dancers

a child-
motherhood

a child motherhood

the
victim

the victim

the
smoker

the smoker