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Espagnat, Georges d'locked

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 14 August 1870, in Paris; died 1950.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, engraver. Religious subjects, figures, nudes, genre scenes, still-lifes. Murals.

Symbolism.

Groupe Libre Esthétique.

From the beginning of his career it was a constant concern of Georges d'Espagne to assert his originality. His studies at the École des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, did not last very long, for he wanted immediate independence and decided to follow courses in the private academies of Montparnasse. In about 1900, he became acquainted with Maurice Denis, Bonnard and Vuillard, and his collaboration with Denis led to a renewal of religious art in France....

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