This is Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

By Gwylym Owen

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Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (14 December 1824 – 24 October 1898) was a French painter known for his mural painting, who came to be known as ‘the painter for France’. He became the co-founder and president of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, and his doing influenced many supplementary artists, notably Robert Genin. Puvis de Chavannes was a prominent painter in the upfront Third Republic. Émile Zola described his enactment as “an art made of reason, passion, and will”.

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