Julles Frederick Ballavoine

Jules Frederic Ballavoine was born in Paris in 1855 and died in 1901. He is considered a still-life, genre and landscape painter from the French school. He received his formal art training at the L’Ecole de Beaux-Arts under historical painter Isidore Alexandre Augustin Pils (1813-1875).

Ballavoine found incredible success as a painter of small Paris street scenes, which have been compared to those of Jean Beraud (1849-1910) and his exquisite small light filled still-lifes equal those of the traditional realist Edgar Degas (1834-1917) and closely relate to the supple simplicity of impressionist Henri Jean Theodore Fantin-Latour.

Jules-Frederic Ballavoine debuted at the Salon of 1877 with “le bouquet campagne.” At the Salon of 1882 with “Surprise”, “Le Marche aux fleurs” and “La Petite Bohemienne” and at the Salons of 1883 and 1886 with “Parmi les Rochers” and “Sur la Terrasse.” At the 1886 Paris Salon, Ballavoine and was awarded a medal for “La Seance Interrompue.” He also exhibited at the Salon of 1890 and 1897. He continued exhibiting his delicate still-lifes, portraits, Paris street scenes and historical genre paintings. All of his exhibitions received critical acclaim, which helped him become a very successful painter. His works can be found in private and public collections in both the United States and Europe.

Listed: Thieme-BeckerLexikon E. Benezit Index of Artists, Mallett Dictionnaire des Petits Maitres de la Peinture 1820-1920, Gerald Schurr

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