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Laurens, Jean-Paul (1838 - 1921), painter, illustrator, teacher

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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French painter, illustrator and teacher. At an early age he took lessons from a Piedmont painter, Pédoya, who had come to Fourquevaux to decorate the village church. Pédoya was a harsh teacher, and Laurens moved to the nearby Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse. There he studied under Jean-Blaise Villemsens (1806–59), the professor of sculpture, who took a great interest in him. In 1858 he won the Prix de la Ville de Toulouse, which

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