Artist Birthdays November 30 – WILLIAM-ADOLPHE BOUGUEREAU
WILLIAM-ADOLPHE BOUGUEREAU (Nov 30, 1825 – Aug 19, 1905)
- Nationality: French
- Field: Painting
- Art Movement: Academicism, Realism
- ARTiFact: In 1881 he was elected president of the painting section of the Paris Salon. As a proponent of official orthodoxy in painting, he played a major role in the exclusion of the works of the Impressionists and other experimental painters from the Salon.
- Artist Quote: “Each day I go to my studio full of joy; in the evening when obliged to stop because of darkness I can scarcely wait for the next morning to come…if I cannot give myself to my dear painting I am miserable.”
- Notable Artwork (shown below): The Birth of Venus, 1879.