Gustave Courbet

French, 1819–1877

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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 …

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High auction record
$15.3m, Christie's, 2015

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Solo show at a major institution
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, and 1 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and 2 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 1 more
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