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ALEXANDRE CABANEL (1823-1889)

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 913 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ALEXANDRE CABANEL (1823-1889), French painter, was born at Montpellier, and studied in Paris, gaining the Prix de Rome in 1845. His pictures soon attracted attention, and by his " Birth of Venus " (1863), now in the Luxembourg, he became famous, being elected that year to the Institute. He became the most popular portrait painter of the day, and his pupils included a number of famous artists.
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