Jean Frederic Bazille

French, Impressionist, 1841-1870 

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Bazille's Studio
Jean Frederic Bazille
328 USD


Family Reunion (Family Portraits)
Jean Frederic Bazille

589 USD

The Toilet
Jean Frederic Bazille

311 USD

The Pink Dress
Jean Frederic Bazille

277 USD
 
View of the Village
Jean Frederic Bazille

286 USD
 
Flowers
Jean Frederic Bazille

249 USD
 
Summer Scene (Bathers)
Jean Frederic Bazille

375 USD
 
Young Woman with Peonies
Jean Frederic Bazille

234 USD
 
Studio in the Rue de Furstenberg
Jean Frederic Bazille

241 USD
 
Landscape of Aigues-Mortes
Jean Frederic Bazille

226 USD
 
The Ramparts at Aigues-Mortes
Jean Frederic Bazille

215 USD
 
Reclining Nude
Jean Frederic Bazille

288 USD
 
Fisherman with a Net
Jean Frederic Bazille

286 USD
 
African Woman with Peonies
Jean Frederic Bazille

242 USD
 
Edmond Maitre
Jean Frederic Bazille

233 USD
 
Study of Flowers
Jean Frederic Bazille

243 USD
 
Portrait of Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Jean Frederic Bazille

237 USD
 
Self-portrait
Jean Frederic Bazille

247 USD
 
Woman in Moorish Costume
Jean Frederic Bazille

283 USD
 
The Little Gardener
Jean Frederic Bazille

241 USD

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Jean Frédéric Bazille (December 6, 1841 – November 28, 1870) was a French Impressionist painter. Many of Bazille's major works are examples of figure painting in which Bazille placed the subject figure within a landscape painted en plein air. 

Frédéric Bazille was born in Montpellier, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, into a wealthy Protestant family. He became interested in painting after seeing some works of Eugène Delacroix. His family agreed to let him study painting, but only if he also studied medicine.

Bazille began studying medicine in 1859, and moved to Paris in 1862 to continue his studies. There he met Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley, was drawn to Impressionist painting, and began taking classes in Charles Gleyre's studio. After failing his medical exam in 1864, he began painting full-time. His close friends included Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, and Édouard Manet. Bazille was generous with his wealth, and helped support his less fortunate associates by giving them space in his studio and materials to use.

Bazille was just twenty-three years old when he painted several of his best-known works, including The Pink Dress (ca. 1864, Musée d'Orsay, Paris). This painting combines a portrait-like depiction of Bazille's cousin, Thérèse des Hours, who is seen from behind—and the sunlit landscape at which she gazes. His best-known painting is Family Reunion of 1867–1868 (Musée d'Orsay, Paris).

Frédéric Bazille joined a Zouave regiment in August 1870, a month after the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War. On November 28 of that year he was with his unit at the Battle of Beaune-la-Rolande when, his officer having been injured, he took command and led an assault on the German position. He was hit twice in the failed attack and died on the battlefield at the age of twenty eight. His father travelled to the battlefield a few days later to take his body back for burial at Montpellier over a week later.

Source: Wikipedia