Gustave Courbet
French, 1819-1877
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High auction record
$15m, Christie's, 2015
Collected by major museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2016
Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art,
The National Gallery, London
French portrait drawings from Clouet to Courbet,
British Museum
Soulèvements (Uprisings),
Jeu de Paume

Iconoclastic and influential Realist painter Gustave Courbet is often regarded as the 19th century’s pioneering artist. Courbet rejected academic traditionalism and bourgeois convention, seeking conflict both artistically and socially with an aim to, as he has said, “change the public’s taste and way of seeing.” …

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