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Frédéric Bazille

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Frédéric Bazille Biography

Frédéric Bazille was born in 1841 in Montpellier, France, into a rich middle-class Protestant family. In 1859, he began to study medicine in Montpellier and, in 1862, continued his medical studies in Paris, at the same time attending painting classes at Atelier Gleyre, where he met Monet, Renoir and Sisley. They became close friends; Bazille supported Monet financially, they spent much time painting together plein-air in the forest of Fontainebleau, Honfleur; he shared a studio with Monet in 1865, with Renoir in 1866. In 1864 Bazille gave up his medical studies for painting.

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Frédéric Bazille Bibliography

Correspondance. by Frédéric Bazille. Presses du Languedoc: Diffusion, Espacesud et Ced.

Frédéric Bazille: Prophet of Impressionism. Thames & Hudson.1993.

Painting of Europe. XIII-XX centuries. Encyclopedic Dictionary. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1999.

Monet & Bazille: A Collaboration by Kermit Swiler Champa, Dianne W. Pitman, David A. Brenneman (Editor). High Museum of Art, 1999.

Frederic Bazille: Prophet of Impressionism by Aleth Jourdan. Brooklyn Museum Bookshop, 1992.

Frédéric Bazille, 1841-1870 by Valérie Bajou-Charpentreau. Edisud, 1993.

Bazille: Purity, Pose, and Painting in the 1860s by Dianne W. Pitman. Pennsylvania State University Press, 1998.

Frédéric Bazille: 1841-1870: catalogue raisonné, peintures, dessins, pastels, aquarelles: sa vie, son oeuvre, sa correspondance by Michel Schulman. Editions des catalogues raisonnés, 1995.