Featured Artist in Collection

CarolusDuran (1837-1917)

Female Study

Carolus-Duran was born Charles Emile Auguste Durand on July 4th in the northern French town of Lille. He studied drawing at the academy in Lille with the sculptor Augustin-Phidias Cadet de Beaupre, but by the age of fifteen had begun an apprenticeship in the studio of Francois Souchon. After moving to Paris in 1853, where he took classes at the Academie Suisse, Carolus-Duran quickly made the acquaintance of several of his artistic contemporaries, including Fantin-Latour, Courbet, Manet, and Monet, with whom he would establish life-long friendships. He is regarded as one of the foremost and most influential French Academic painters of the 19th century.