Artist Birthdays December 14 – PIERRE PUVIS DE CHAVANNES

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PIERRE PUVIS DE CHAVANNES  (Dec 14, 1824 – Oct 24, 1898)

  • Nationality: French
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Symbolism
  • ARTiFact: In 1890 he became president and co-founder of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts (National Society of Fine Arts) in Paris. It became the dominant salon of art at the time and held contemporary art exhibitions selected by a jury composed of the officers of the Société.
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): The Poor Fisherman, 1881.

Pierre Puvis de Chavannes. The Poor Fisherman, 1881.

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