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Alfred
Stevens

1823−1906
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Alfred Emile-Leopold Stevens (FR. Alfred Emile-Léopold Stevens, rod. 11 Mar 1823 Brussels — the mind. August 29, 1906, Brussels) — Belgian artist of the academic direction.

A. Stevens first studied painting with the Belgian Professor of painting Francois Joseph Naweza. In 1844 went to Paris, where he continued his studies at the art workshops of Rocplane Camille and Jean Auguste Ingres. I lived in Paris for many years, returning home for a few years before his death.

In the early works of Stevens felt the influence of historicism, then the artist devoted himself almost exclusively to genre painting. His works, devoted to the vivid Parisian life, Stevens is gaining popularity and positive reviews in the press. Especially he managed images of beautiful women, young people; at the same time, sometimes wrote and landscapes, and allegorical paintings. He was fond of japonisme.

Participant of many international exhibitions in Antwerp (1855), Paris (1878, 1889), Brussels (1880). After returning to the Motherland fulfilled the orders of Belgian king Leopold II. Knight of the French Legion of honour (1867).

Brother of Alfred, Joseph Stevens, was a famous Belgian animal painter.

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