Edouard Debat-Ponsan

Edouard Debat-Ponsan (1847-1913) was a French academic painter known for his paintings that tackled allegories and peasant life.

Edouard Debat-Ponsan Summary:

  • He entered art school in Toulouse at the age of 14 and moved to l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris shortly after.
  • He received the Second Place in the Prix de Rome and was disappointed.
  • Debat-Ponsan won numerous awards for his works exhibited at the Salon.
  • He painted Orientalist scenes after a visit to Turkey.
  • He became the president of the Société des Artistes Français.

Edouard Debat-Ponsan Famous Paintings:

  • The Daughter of Jepthah (1876)
  • Un matin devant la porte du Louvre (1880)
  • Le Massage au Hamam (1883)
  • Coin de vigne (1886)
  • Truth Leaving the Well (1898)
  • Resting in the Field (1901)
  • Massage at the Hammam (1883)

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