Jean-Paul Laurens

A Late 19th Century Master

Self-Portrait, 1876. Oil on canvas, 17 3/4 x 14 5/8. Uffizi Gallery, Florence.

Born in Fourquevaux, France (near Toulouse) on March 28, 1838, Jean-Paul Laurens came from a very modest background and started his career as a simple color grinder for an itinerant Piedmontese […]