Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Alfred Stevens


Portrait

Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 19th Century artist, Alfred Stevens [Belgian, 1828-1906] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Stevens_Alfred

Alfred Stevens (born 1823, Bruxelles, died 1906, Paris), was a Belgian painter and lithographer. Born in Belgium, Stevens chose to spend his adult life in Paris where he was a comrade of the French Impressionists. Though never actually one of them, he embraced many of their artistic innovations, including the broken brushwork, dark swaths of background color, and Japanese elements evident in this painting. He became famous for his society portraits of beautiful aristocratic women and fairly early in his career, became ‘hors concours,’ an honor which meant his automatic acceptance at every exhibition of the Paris Salon.


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The Bath

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Elégants sur les Boulevards

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The Japanese Parisian

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Maria Magdalena
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