William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

William-Adolphe Bouguereau

French painter

Date of Birth: 30-Nov-1825

Place of Birth: La Rochelle, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Date of Death: 19-Aug-1905

Profession: painter

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius


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About William-Adolphe Bouguereau

  • William-Adolphe Bouguereau (French pronunciation: ?[wiljam.ad?lf bug(?)?o]; 30 November 1825 – 19 August 1905) was a French academic painter.
  • In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body.
  • During his life he enjoyed significant popularity in France and the United States, was given numerous official honors, and received top prices for his work.
  • As the quintessential salon painter of his generation, he was reviled by the Impressionist avant-garde.
  • By the early twentieth century, Bouguereau and his art fell out of favor with the public, due in part to changing tastes.
  • In the 1980s, a revival of interest in figure painting led to a rediscovery of Bouguereau and his work.
  • Throughout the course of his life, Bouguereau executed 822 known finished paintings, although the whereabouts of many are still unknown.

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