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Alexandre Cabanel - French Artist From Art History

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Historical Artist - Alexandre Cabanel (1823 - 1889)

Alexandre Cabanel won the Prix de Rome in 1845 and was consequently deemed as one of the finest academic painters of his time. His was also avidly opposed to the Impressionist movement. His famous painting The Birth of Venus was exhibited at the Salon in 1863 and earned Cabanel several commissions from Napoleon III. He painted historical, classical and religious subjects in the academic style. He was also well-known as a portrait painter. Cabanel won the Grande Médaille d'Honneur at the Salons of 1865, 1867, and 1878.

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