Monday, May 24, 2010
Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret (January 7, 1852 – 1929) was one of the leading French artists of the academic school. He was born in Paris, the son of a tailor, and was raised by his grandfather after his father emigrated to Brazil. Later he added his grandfather’s name, Bouveret, to his own.
From 1869, he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts under Alexandre Cabanel and Jean-Léon Gérôme. In 1873, he opened his own studio with a fellow student Gustave Courtois. (quote from Dagnan-Bouveret Wikipedia article)
Dagnan-Bouveret at Artcyclopedia
Really good book, with great reproductions of hes work. - You can also find it on amazon.com