Jean Frederic Bazille
(French, 1841 - 1870)
Self Portrait
by Jean Frederic Bazille
This person is associated with: Impressionism
Frederic Bazille was born in 1841 in Montpelier, France, to a rich middle-class Protestant family. In 1859 he began to study medicine in Montpellier and in 1862 continued his medical studies in Paris, at the same time attending painting classes at Atelier Gleyre, where he met Monet, Renoir and Sisley. They became close friends; Bazille supported Monet financially, they spent much time painting together plein-air in the forest of Fontainebleau, Honfleur; he shared studio with Monet in 1865, with Renoir in 1866. In 1864 Bazille gave up his medical studies for painting. Since 1866 Bazille exhibited at the Salon; he painted numerous portraits of friends and members of his family in the various studios. In his painting style he was influenced by Manet and Courbet. In 1869 his picture Angler with Nets caused a fierce debate. His quiet clear landscapes and harmonious family scenes in muted colors made him one of the most significant representatives of Early Impressionism: The Terrace at Mí¯Â¿Â½ric (Oleander) (1867), Family Reunion (1867). During Franco-Prussian War (1870) he volunteered into regular army and was killed at Beaune-la-Rolande, before Impressionism had fully developed.
Name:Jean Frederic Bazille
Dates:1841 - 1870
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Musée Fabre - Montpellier9 artworks
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Musée d'Orsay - Paris5 artworks
Art Institute of Chicago2 artworks
National Gallery of Art - Washington DC2 artworks
Minneapolis Institute of Arts2 artworks
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts1 artworks
Cincinnati Art Museum1 artworks
Norton Simon Museum - Pasadena1 artworks
High Museum of Art - Atlanta, GA1 artworks

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This person died over 70 years ago (in 1870).