Artist Birthdays September 28 – ALEXANDRE CABANEL

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ALEXANDRE CABANEL (Sept. 28, 1823 – Jan. 23, 1889)

  • Nationality: French
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Academicism
  • ARTiFact: Together with William-Adolphe Bouguereau, his refusal to allow impressionist painter Édouard Manet and other painters to exhibit their work in the Salon of 1863 led to the establishment of the Salon des Refusés.
  • Artist Quote: “I have painted the portraits of a great many Americans, the delicacy and grace and refined type of American beauty being peculiarly congenial to my pencil.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): The Birth of Venus, 1863.

Alexandre Cabanel. The Birth of Venus. 1863.

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