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 Thomas Couture

Thomas Couture

Birth
Senlis, Departement de l'Oise, Picardie, France
Death 30 Mar 1879 (aged 63)
Villiers-le-Bel, Departement du Val-d'Oise, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 4
Memorial ID 6160 · View Source
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Artist. A controversial but influential 19th century French history painter, he was born in Senlis, Olse, France and moved to Paris with his family 1826 where he studied at the École des Arts et Métiers and later at the École des Beaux-Arts. He began exhibiting his paintings at the Paris Salon in 1840, winning seven medals for his works, including his masterpiece "Romans During the Decadence' (1847). He then opened his own art studio, teaching such notable painters as Édouard Manet, Henri Fantin-Latour, John La Farge, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Karel Javůrek, and J-N Sylvestre. In 1867 he published a book entitled "Méthode et entretiens d'atelier" that described his own artistic ideas and working methods. His other notable works include "Anselm Feuerbach" (1852, portrait), "The Duel After the Masked Ball" (1857), "Pierrot the Politician" (1857), "Daydreams" (1859), and "The Thorny Path" (1873). He died in Villiers-le-Bel, Val-d'Oise, France at the age of 63.

Bio by: William Bjornstad


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  • Added: 22 Aug 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6160
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Couture (21 Dec 1815–30 Mar 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6160, citing Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .