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Signol, Émile

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00169376
Signol, Émile

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 8 May 1804, in Paris; died 4 October 1892, in Enghien.

Painter. History painting, religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes.

Signol was a pupil of Baron Gros and of Merry Joseph Blondel at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Was awarded second prize in the 1829 Prix de Rome and first prize in 1830. On his return from Rome he rebelled against Romantisism and became the champion of pure-blooded academic art. This was undoubtedly the result of all the eccentric traits he had developed as a student, and because of the extreme cult devoted to classical traditions. In 1860 was admitted to the Institut de France....

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Subjects: Painting ; Religious Art ; Christian Art ; 19th-Century Art

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