22 Works, June 29th. is François-Auguste Biard’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #176

François Auguste BIARD (1799-1882)
Le compartiment de dames seules, ou la fumeuse importune/
The ladies’ compartment alone, or the importunate smoker

Oil on canvas
23 5/8 x 28 ¾ in. – 60 x 73 cm
Private collection

François-Auguste Biard, born François Thérèse Biard (29 June 1799–20 June 1882) was a French painter, known for his adventurous travels and the works depicting his experiences.

He was born in Lyon. Although his parents intended for him to join the clergy, he spent most of his time learning to paint, beginning at a wallpaper factory in Lyon. Eventually, he was able to attend the École des Beaux-Arts, where he worked with Pierre Révoil until 1818, then studied with Fleury François Richard, after he took over as Director. His studies were, however, sporadic and much was learned on his own. He is, therefore, often referred to as “self-taught”…

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Author: Zaidan Art Blog

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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