Académie Julian: The Instructors




The Académie Julian was a private art school for painting and sculpture founded in Paris, France, in 1867 by French painter and teacher Rodolphe Julian. The school was instrumental in offering artistic training to both men and women. Women’s classes were established in 1880. The school helped prepare male students for the École des Beaux-Arts entrance exams. The ultimate goal was the coveted Prix de Rome, which gave winners an all-expenses-paid trip to study in Italy for from three to five years. The Académie was also a steppingstone to the Paris Salon. If accepted, this could provide world recognition. This book documents the instructors who helped shape classes for the school.

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