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Alexandre Cabanel The Birth of Venus 1863
Alexandre Cabanel (1823-1889)
Born in Montpellier, France, 1823, Alexander Cabanel was probably best known as a teacher of the academic arts. From a family without the means to send their son to art school, at the age of eleven, he was awarded a grant to train in Paris at the School of Ecole des Beaux-Arts.