By Fronia E. Wissman
Adolphe-William Bouguereau (French, 1825-1905) created timeless works of sensual, emotional, and intellectual appeal. Educated at the Ecole des beaux-arts in Paris, he became a highly sought-after portraitist whose works won medals in various international exhibitions. In Bouguereau, Fronia E. Wissman offers astute and illuminating insights into the art, career, and family life of this great artist—whose beautiful paintings of a better, purer time and place continue to find favor with contemporary viewers.
One of the most beloved paintings at the Detroit Institute of Arts is Bouguereau's The Nut Gatherers.
Includes 60 full-color reproductions and 15 black-and-white illustrations.
Smyth-sewn paperbound book with flaps
Dimensions: 9 x 11 3/4 inches