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Frédéric Bazille - French Artist From Art History

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Historical Artist - Frédéric Bazille (1841 - 1870)

Frederic Bazille entered Gleyre’s studio in 1862 and made the acquaintance of Monet, Renoir, and Sisley. He helped in the development of the Impressionist movement. He painted mostly figures, but depicted them in outdoor settings. Bazille died while serving in the Franco-Prussian War. His father travelled to the battlefield a few days later to take his body back for burial at Montpellier over a week later.

Frédéric Bazille was born in Montpellier, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, into a wealthy Protestant family. He became interested in painting after seeing some works of Eugène Delacroix. His family agreed to let him study painting, but only if he also studied medicine. His close friends included Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, and Édouard Manet. Bazille was generous with his wealth, and helped support his less fortunate associates by giving them space in his studio and materials to use.

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