Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

Dec 14, 1824 - Oct 24, 1898

Pierre Puvis de Chavannes was a French painter known for his mural painting, who came to be known as 'the painter for France'. He became the co-founder and president of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, and his work influenced many other artists, notably Robert Genin. Puvis de Chavannes was a prominent painter in the early Third Republic. Émile Zola described his work as "an art made of reason, passion, and will".
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