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William Bouguereau

William Bouguereau: painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau (November 30, 1825 – August 19, 1905) was a French academic painter and traditionalist. 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,… Read More William Bouguereau

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Paul Signac

Paul Signac: painter Paul Signac (1863-1935) was born in Paris, and he followed a course of training in architecture before deciding at the age of 18 to pursue a career as a painter. He sailed around the coasts of Europe, painting the landscapes he encountered. He also painted scenes of cities in France in his… Read More Paul Signac

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Guillaume Apollinaire

Guillaume Apollinaire: poet, writer, artistic force Guillaume Apollinaire (1880 – 1918) was a French poet, playwright, short story writer, novelist, and art critic of Polish descent. Apollinaire is considered one of the foremost poets of the early 20th century, as well as one of the most impassioned defenders of Cubism and a forefather of Surrealism. Wilhelm… Read More Guillaume Apollinaire

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Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi

Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (2 August 1834 – 4 October 1904) was a French sculptor who is best known for designing the Statue of Liberty. Born in Colmar, in the Haut-Rhin department of France, to Jean Charles Bartholdi (1791–1836) and Augusta Charlotte Bartholdi (née Beysser; 1801–1891), Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi was the youngest… Read More Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi