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William Bouguereau French Academic Classicist painter, draughtstman and man

born in La Rochelle (1825) and died in La Rochelle (1905), aged 80

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1825 in La Rochelle

November 30

1850s aged 25 to 35

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called Half Length Figure .

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called Disdain .

Late

By now William Bouguereau has made strong connections with art dealers, particularly Paul Durand-Ruel (later the champion of the Impressionists), who helped clients buy paintings from artists who exhibited at the Salons.

1853 aged 28

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called Portrait of Charles Garnier .

1855 aged 30

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called Arion on a Sea Horse .

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called Bacchante on a Panther .

1859 aged 34

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called Saint Louis Rendering Justice .

1861 aged 36

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called Philomela and Procne .

1862 aged 37

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called Orestes Pursued by the Furies .

1864 aged 39

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called The Elder Sister .

1865 aged 40

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called Charity .

1867 aged 42

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called Art and Literature .

1869 aged 44

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called Faneuse .

1873 aged 48

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called The Newborn Lamb .

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called Nymphs and Satyr .

1874 aged 49

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called Girl Eating Porridge .

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called Study for Charity .

1876 aged 51

William Bouguereau becomes a Life Member of the French Academy.

1877 aged 52

William Bouguereau works on a fresco called Life of the Virgin over the course of six years until 1883.

1878 aged 53

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called The Nymphaeum .

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called Return from the Harvest .

1879 aged 54

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called The Birth of Venus .

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called Venus with Doves .

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called Mother and Children .

1881 aged 56

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called Song of the Angels .

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called The Shepherdess .

1882 aged 57

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called The Little Knitter .

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called The Nut Gatherers .

1884 aged 59

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called The Horseback Ride .

1885 aged 60

William Bouguereau is awarded the Commander of the Legion of Honor and Grand Medal of Honor.

William Bouguereau creates a chalk drawing called Young Girl Resisting Love .

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called The Water Girl .

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called The Visitation .

1886 aged 61

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called Child at Bath .

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called Le Printemps .

1888 aged 63

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called The First Mourning .

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called Virgin and Child .

1889 aged 64

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called The Shepherdess .

1891 aged 66

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called The Broken Pitcher .

1895 aged 70

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called The Song of the Nightingale .

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called Recollection .

1896 aged 71

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called A Calling .

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called Sisters on the Shore .

1900 aged 75

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called A Childhood Idyll .

1901 aged 76

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called Flight of Love .

1905 aged 80 in Paris and La Rochelle

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called In the Woods .

William Bouguereau creates an oil painting called Girl with an Apple .

August 19

Spring

William Bouguereau's house and studio in Paris are burgled.

Teachers

François-Édouard Picot French painter

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