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AXILETTE, Alexis (1860 - 1931), Painter, pastellist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
AXILETTE, Alexis (1860 - 1931), Painter, pastellist

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born c. 1860, in Durtal (Maine-et-Loire); died 1931.

Painter, pastellist. Portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.


A pupil of Gérôme at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Axilette was well known for his portraits and particularly appreciated in Symbolist circles for his depiction of Maurice Barrès the Younger in his work Hommes d'aujourd'hui. He exhibited at the Salon de

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