Alfred Stevens

1823-1906 Belgium/Paris Realism

 

Brief Biography-Alfred Stevens from Brussels studied at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels in 1837 where he was tutored by François-Joseph Navez. He entered the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1843 and quickly became associated with many of the leading artists of the time. He was influenced by a wide number French and Dutch artists. In 1863 he was named Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. He was renowned for doing paintings of elegant women and enjoyed a successful career living a life of relative luxury. In his latter years his health failed and he went through financial difficulties. He spent considerable time by the sea for health reasons whilst painting and teaching for income. By the end of his life he lived in near meagre circumstances in Paris.

 

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au havre

au havre

elegant figures
in a salon

elegant figures in a salon


family scene

family scene


in memoriam

in memoriam


in the studio

in the studio


japanese parisienne

japanese parisienne


lighthouse at dusk

lighthouse at dusk


pleasant letter

pleasant letter


the bath

the bath


the new blue ribbon

the new blue ribbon


the study of the role

the study of the role

what is known as
vagrancy

what is known as vagrancy