|born on||30 November 1825 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )|
|Place||La Rochelle, France, 46n10, 1w10|
|Timezone||LMT m1w10 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||08°14' 06°48 Asc. 04°56'|
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, was given numerous official honors, and received top prices for his work. As the quintessential salon painter of his generation, he was reviled by the Impressionist avant-garde. By the early twentieth century, Bouguereau and his art fell out of favor with the public, due in part to changing tastes. In the 1980s, a revival of interest in figure painting led to a rediscovery of Bouguereau and his work. Throughout the course of his life, Bouguereau executed 822 known finished paintings, although the whereabouts of many are still unknown.
He died 19 August 1905.
Gauquelin vol 4
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist