Edmond Louis DUPAIN (1847-1933) ✿

Edmond Louis Dupain (Bordeaux, 1847 - Paris, 1933) was a French painter. Edmond Louis Dupain was born in Bordeaux into a wealthy family. Given his evident inclination for painting, after his primary studies he was sent to Paris to follow the courses of the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts. He then entered as a pupil in the ateliers of Alexandre Cabanel and Jean-Marie Oscar Gué.

In 1880, at the age of 33, he was commissioned to complete a large painting representing "Venus". Completed in 1886, it decorates the ceiling of the west rotunda of the "Perrault" wing of the Paris Observatory.
Dupain exhibited his works regularly at the Salon of French artists as early as 1870, the year in which he debuted with the painting Mort de la nymphe Hespérie (Death of the nymph Esperia). In 1883 he became a member of the "Society of French Artists" and in 1875 was awarded a third class medal. Two years later he was also awarded a first class medal.
He also participated in the 1878 Expo, obtaining an honorable mention. Later, at the 1889 Expo, he won a bronze medal. He taught for several years in the "Académie Colarossi" in Paris and was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1894. Edmond Dupain died at his home in Paris in the summer of 1933.

He was a genre painter and his paintings are populated by soldiers and historical figures, or by refined and elegant female figures, often accompanied by greyhounds. But he did not neglect mythological subjects, marines and, above all, he was a skilled portrait painter.

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