Edward Jerome Paupion

Edward Paupion was born August 21, 1854 in Dijon.

He was a student at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Dijon, while studying law on the advice of the Director, Celestin Nanteuil, he went to Paris and entered the studio of the painter Gerome from 1874 to 1881. From 1877, he debuted at the Paris Salon by presenting portraits, which he will exhibited almost solely.

Paupion travelled in Algeria and then, with his friend and fellow sculptor Jean Dampt, Italy where he stayed for two years. Here he painted many scenes of everyday life: ‘Water Carrier in Venice’ (1883), ‘Street in Venice’. On his return, he settled in Dijon, where he painted two historical episodes of the War of 1870: ‘The Barricade’, describing one of the heroic struggles of the day of 30 October 1870, and ‘The Taking 61st Pomeranian Flag’, from the action on the 23 January 1871. He was interested in various themes: rural subjects, The Spinner (1881), The Vendangeuse, religious subjects: Joan of Arc (1889), The Sleep of the Virgin (1896), The Confirmantes (1898), portraits and landscapes: Church Brochon. He painted many images evoking the region Orchamps in the Jura: Small shepherds Orchamps, edges of Doubs Orchamps. It was here that Paupion died suddenly July 13, 1912

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