Jules Joseph Lefebvre
Portrait

Jules Joseph Lefebvre (Tournan, Gers, March 14, 1836 - Paris, February 24, 1912) was a French figure painter. Lefebvre entered the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in 1852 and was a pupil of Léon Cogniet. He won the prestigious Prix de Rome in 1861. Between 1855 and 1898, he exhibited 72 portraits in the Paris Salon. In 1891, he became a member of the French Académie des Beaux-Arts.

He was an instructor at the Académie Julian in Paris. He is chiefly important as an excellent and sympathetic teacher who numbered many Americans among his 1500 or more pupils. One of his famous students was the Scottish born landscape painter William Hart. Georges Rochegrosse, Félix Vallotton, the Americans Childe Hassam, John Henry Twachtman, John Noble Barlow, Augustus Kenderdine, and Charles A. Platt were also his pupils. He was long a professor at the École des Beaux-Arts. His paintings are usually single figures of beautiful women.

Among his best portraits were those of M. L. Reynaud and the Prince Imperial (1874). Among his many decorations were a first-class medal at the Paris Exhibition of 1878 and the medal of honor in 1886. He was a Commander of the Legion of Honor and a member of the Institut de France. (From wikipedia)

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La Jeune Rieuse - Jules Joseph Lefebvre - www.jules-joseph-lefebvre.org
La Jeune Rieuse
Portrait Of Edna Barger Of Connecticut - Jules Joseph Lefebvre - www.jules-joseph-lefebvre.org
Portrait Of Edna Barger Of Connecticut
El dolor de Maria Magdalena - Jules Joseph Lefebvre - www.jules-joseph-lefebvre.org
El dolor de Maria Magdalena
Portrait Of A Woman - Jules Joseph Lefebvre - www.jules-joseph-lefebvre.org
Portrait Of A Woman
Laure - Jules Joseph Lefebvre - www.jules-joseph-lefebvre.org
Laure
The Language of the Fan - Jules Joseph Lefebvre - www.jules-joseph-lefebvre.org
The Language of the Fan
Portrait Of An Ottoman - Jules Joseph Lefebvre - www.jules-joseph-lefebvre.org
Portrait Of An Ottoman
Venitienne (Venitian Girl) - Jules Joseph Lefebvre - www.jules-joseph-lefebvre.org
Venitienne (Venitian Girl)
Yvonne - Jules Joseph Lefebvre - www.jules-joseph-lefebvre.org
Yvonne
Portrait of M Fitzgerald 1889 - Jules Joseph Lefebvre - www.jules-joseph-lefebvre.org
Portrait of M Fitzgerald 1889
La Cigale [detail #1] - Jules Joseph Lefebvre - www.jules-joseph-lefebvre.org
La Cigale [detail #1]
Étude pour Psyche (Study for 'Psyche') - Jules Joseph Lefebvre - www.jules-joseph-lefebvre.org
Étude pour Psyche (Study for 'Psyche')

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