Guillaumet, Gustave (Achille) (1840-1887) by Scholes, Robert

Gustave (Achille) Guillaumet (1840 – 1887) He was a student of François-Edouard Picot, Alexandre Abel de Pujol and Félix Barrias. After failing to win the Prix de Rome in historical landscape in 1861, he impulsively visited Algeria the following year; this journey, which he repeated ten times, determined his development as painter. He was a regular exhibitor at the Salon from 1861. He is known now almost exclusively for his exotic Orientalist landscapes. He was not as interested in harems as much as in such subjects as dogs eating a dead horse and other scenes of outdoor life. One could be an Orientalist in more than one way.

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