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Suvée, Joseph Benoît

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00178169
Suvée, Joseph Benoît

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Flemish School, 18th century, male.

Born 3 January 1743, in Bruges; died 9 February 1807, in Rome.

Painter, draughtsman, sculptor. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

Joseph Suvée first studied under Mathias de Visch. He went to France at the age of 19 where he completed his secondary education. He joined the Académie de St-Luc and taught at the free school of drawing in 1766 while continuing his own studies. In 1771, he was awarded the Prix de Rome. He went to Rome in 1772 and also visited Naples, Sicily and Malta before eventually returning to Paris in 1778. He held an exhibition of the work he had done during his time in Italy, which was very well received, and was made a member of the academy. He took up lodgings at the Louvre and opened a drawing school for young ladies there. At the Salon of 1791 he exhibited ...

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Subjects: Painting ; Sculpture and Carving ; Religious Art ; Christian Art ; 18th-Century Art

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