Joseph-Benoit Suvée

1743-1807 Belgium/Neoclassicism

 

Brief Biography-Joseph-Benoit Suvée from Bruges was taught by Joseph Marie Vien alongside Jacques-Louis David. He won the Prix de Rome in opposition to David in 1771; they were competitors in the field of Neoclassicism throughout their lives. After a spell in Rome where he taught Pierre-Narcisse Guérin, he returned to Paris and he became painter to the King. That engagement was to end when David was dictator of the arts. In 1801 Napoleon appointed him to Rome where he became the Academy Director; he spent the last years of his life in Rome.

 

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birth of the virgin

birth of the virgin

cornelia mother of
the gracchi

cornelia mother of the gracchi

erminia and the
shepherds

erminia and the shepherds

invention of the art
of drawing

invention of the art of drawing


milo of croton

milo of croton

the combat of mars
and minerva

the combat of mars and minerva


the nativity

the nativity

the predication of
saint paul

the predication of saint paul