Cabanel, Alexandre

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Portrait of Alexandre Cabanel (click to view image source)
Alexandre Cabanel
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Cabanel, Alexandre Gender: M
born on 28 September 1824 at 00:01 (= 12:01 AM )
Place Montpellier, France, 43n36, 3e53
Timezone LMT m3e53 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 04°47' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 11°39 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 26°17'


French painter, the winner of the Prix de Rome in 1845. He ranked as one of the most successful and influential academic painters of the period, concentrating on nudes and portraits, and one of the sternest opponents against Impressionists. His painting, The Birth of Venus, is noted as his best known work and typical of the titillating nudes at which he excelled. In 1863, it was purchased by Napoleon III, who then gave him several prestigious commissions, including the directorship of Ecole Des Beaux.

Cabanel died 1/23/1889, Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Prize 1845 (Prix de Rome Award)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1863 (Painting purchased by Napoleon III)

Source Notes

Gauquelin Vol.4/176


  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Prix de Rome)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Portraits and nudes)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (Director)