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Early Days:

   He was born Pierre-Cecile Puvis de Chavannes in Lyon, Rhone, France, the son of a mining engineer, descendant of an old noble family of Burgundy. Pierre Puvis was educated at the Lyons College and at the Lycee Henri IV in Paris, and was intended to follow his father's profession when a serious illness interrupted his studies. A journey to Italy opened his mind to fresh ideas, and on his return to Paris in 1844 he announced his intention of becoming a painter, and went to study first under Eugène Delacroix, Henri Scheffer, and then under Thomas Couture. It was not until a number of years later, when the government of France acquired one of his works, that he gained wide recognition.

Pierre Puvis de Chavannes


Personal Details


Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

Place of Birth

Lyon, Rhone, France

Date of Birth

December 14, 1824

Date of Death

October 24, 1898 (aged 73)




Painting, Drawing




Death and the Maiden, The Dream, The Poor Fisherman


   Works Of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes:

Work done by Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

Work done by Pierre Puvis de Chavannes