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Femme A Sa Toilette

Detail

  • William Ablett
    • Femme A Sa Toilette

      Stock No: ECP0108

      Price : $19,500.00

      Circa:1920

      Unframed: 32" x 26"

  • Artist Biography
    • William Albert Ablett was born on July 9, 1877 in Paris. His father, James Ablett was the English born President of the British Chamber of Commerce in France. At the age of nineteen, in March 1897, the young William Albert entered the Beaux-Arts in Paris as a foreign student. Here he was fortunate to enroll in the classes of the great Jean-Léon Gérôme who instilled within his young pupil a love of figure painting. He continued at the Beaux Arts with the teacher Albert Aublet, who would become not only a mentor but also a great friend of the young man. In fact Ablett’s daughter would later marry the son of Aublet. It was Aublet who would lead Ablett in the direction of Impressionism. In February 1900, he won a First Prize for a figure drawn from nature at the Salon des Artistes Francais which gained him considerable and valuable exposure. In 1905, he received the silver medal for the painting prize at the Internationale Exposition de Liege and in 1907 he became a member of the Artistic Union Circle. He exhibited from 1910 to 1936 at the Salon Nationale des Beaux Arts mainly with portraits and genre pieces, much admired by both the public and critics of the day. He later took up engraving and produced work for the magazine L’Estampe Moderne which consisted primarily of female figures in fashionable clothing. These engravings were vividly colored and highly decorative. In March 1930, he was named Chevalier of the Legion of Honor for his services to French art. He was also a member of the Royal Academy of France.

    • William Albert Ablett was born on July 9, 1877 in Paris. His father, James Ablett was the English born President of the British Chamber of Commerce in France. At the age of nineteen, in March 1897, the young William Albert entered the Beaux-Arts in Paris as a foreign student. Here he was fortunate to enroll in the classes of the great Jean-Léon Gérôme who instilled within his young pupil a love of figure painting. He continued at the Beaux Arts with the teacher Albert Aublet, who would become not only a mentor but also a great friend of the young man. In fact Ablett’s daughter would later marry the son of Aublet. It was Aublet who would lead Ablett in the direction of Impressionism. In February 1900, he won a First Prize for a figure drawn from nature at the Salon des Artistes Francais which gained him considerable and valuable exposure. In 1905, he received the silver medal for the painting prize at the Internationale Exposition de Liege and in 1907 he became a member of the Artistic Union Circle. He exhibited from 1910 to 1936 at the Salon Nationale des Beaux Arts mainly with portraits and genre pieces, much admired by both the public and critics of the day. He later took up engraving and produced work for the magazine L’Estampe Moderne which consisted primarily of female figures in fashionable clothing. These engravings were vividly colored and highly decorative. In March 1930, he was named Chevalier of the Legion of Honor for his services to French art. He was also a member of the Royal Academy of France.

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