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Weerts, Jean Joseph

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00195324
Weerts, Jean Joseph

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1 May 1847, in Roubaix; died 27 September 1927, in Paris.

Painter. Religious subjects, genre scenes, portraits. Murals.

Initially, Weerts studied under Constantin Mils in Roubaix and later entered the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, where he studied under Isidore Pils and Alexandre Cabanel. He made his debut at the Salon de Paris in 1869 and won a second-class medal in 1875 and a silver medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1889. He joined the Société des Artistes Français in 1883 and later the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1892. Weerts was made Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur in 1884; Officier de la Légion d'Honneur in 1897, and subsequently, Commandeur of the Légion d'Honneur. In 1989, the town hall at Roubaix paid homage to him. Weerts produced many portraits, notably of figures including ...

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Subjects: Painting ; 20th-Century Art ; Religious Art ; Christian Art ; 19th-Century Art

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