#FridayPainting: Charles Auguste Émile Durand aka Carolus-Duran “Portrait de Mme Carolus-Duran, née Pauline Croizette”

Charles Auguste Émile Durand, known as Carolus-Duran was a French painter and art instructor. Well connected, he was renowned for his stylish depictions of members of high society in Third Republic France.

Charles Auguste Émile Durand aka Carolus-Duran (1837-1917) – Portrait de Mme Carolus-Duran, née Pauline Croizette (Public Domain)

Born on July 4, 1837 in Lille, a city in the northern part of France, in French Flanders, Carolus-Duran was the son of a hotel owner.

Carolus-Duran achieved great success during his lifetime. His influence is captured in the list of famous artists who were his pupils.

To name a few of the long list of famous artist taught by Carolus-Duran: John Singer Sargent and his distant cousin, Ralph Wormeley Curtis, Jan Stanislawski, the Polish modernist painter, Theodore Robinson, an American Impressionist who had a close friendship with Claude Monet and Mariette Leslie Cotton an American artist who usually gave her name as Mrs. Leslie Cotton.

Published by Rebecca Budd

Lifestyle Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

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