Navez, François Joseph
Belgian, 19th century, male.
Born 16 November 1787, in Charleroi; died 12 October 1869, in Brussels.
Painter. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits, genre scenes.
Navez was a pupil of Joseph-François in Brussels. He won the grand prize in painting in Ghent in 1812. He then went to Paris, where he studied with David, remaining there until 1816, when he accompanied David in his exile to Brussels. He settled in that city, becoming one of the founders of the Belgian Neo-Classical School. He then went on to Rome, staying there from 1817 to 1822, and met Ingres. Upon his return to Brussels he was named director of the Académie Royale des Beaux-arts, becoming one of the principal teachers among the 19th century Belgian masters, and became a corresponding member of the Institut de France. In 1836, he was named ...