William-Adolphe Bouguereau
French, 1825-1905
Selected exhibitions
Frye Salon,
Frye Art Museum
Frye Salon,
Frye Art Museum
Gods and Heroes: Masterpieces from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris,
American Federation of Arts

One of the leading 19th-century French painters working in the academic tradition, William-Adolphe Bouguereau produced scenes taken from classical, mythological, and biblical subjects, focusing primarily on female figures: goddesses, bathers, nudes, and Madonnas. Revered by the Paris academy and greatly admired for …

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