Paul César Helleu
French, 1859-1927
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Paul César Helleu
French, 1859-1927
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Collected by a major museum
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Collected by a major museum
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Selected exhibitions (3)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Belle Epoque and Pre-Impressionist paintings and works on paper from 1870 to 1920,
Stoppenbach & Delestre
2016
d'Orsay & d'Orsay,
Galerie d'Orsay
2012
The Circle of Toulouse-Lautrec,
Contessa Gallery

Paul-César Helleu captured the gaiety of the Belle-Epoque with his society portraits of beautiful …

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Paul-César Helleu captured the gaiety of the Belle-Epoque with his society portraits of beautiful young women (he rarely depicted anyone else) drawn in large format with sweeping lines. Classifying his work along the lines of “posed portraits”, “portraits seized in a moment”, or “intricate affectionate studies”, he …

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