Gabriel de Saint-Aubin
320 pages, 24.6 x 28 cm , 453 g.
Gabriel de Saint-Aubin
1724-1780
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Bringing the famed Parisian illustrator to light, this biography centers on Gabriel de Saint-Aubin, who studied at the prestigious Royal Academy but failed to win the coveted Prix de Rome. The study relates that the subject reacted to this disappointment by throwing aside all hopes of a traditional artistic career and hastening out into the thoroughfares of Paris to sketch everything in sight, living an errant, bohemian existence and succumbing increasingly to an obsession with drawing. Detailed and engaging, this recollection demonstrates that, despite his personal eccentricities, Saint-Aubin was employed as an artist all his life.
PublisherSomogy Editions D'Art
Year
CoverPaperback with flaps
LanguageEnglish
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ISBN978-0-912114-37-8
Author(s)Colin Bailey
Article IDart-49129

 

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