Dupre Jules, 1811 – 1889

A French painter and graphic artist, one of the leading representatives of Barbizon School, master of national realistic landscape. Born in Nantes. He was engaged in painting porcelain at his fatherХs factory. He was learning arts from the Parisian landscape painter J.-M. Diebaux. The most important factor of his formation as an artist became h...

A French painter and graphic artist, one of the leading representatives of Barbizon School, master of national realistic landscape. Born in Nantes. He was engaged in painting porcelain at his fatherХs factory. He was learning arts from the Parisian landscape painter J.-M. Diebaux. The most important factor of his formation as an artist became his friendship with the founder of Barbizon School T. Russo. Since 1831 he had been a regular exhibitor at the Salons. In 1867 at the World Exhibition in Paris he presented 12 works. For the high achievements in the art field he was awarded the Legion of Honor. He traveled a lot in search of new inspiration for his paintings, visited Normandy, the departments of Indre, Landes, etc. He combined his landscape with genre trends, depicting the everyday life of people. Author of numerous engravings and lithographs. The works are kept in the Louvre, the Hermitage, the State Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Fine Arts in Reims, the Art Institute of Chicago and others.

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