Stevens, Alfred Emile Leopold Joseph Victor (1823-1906) by Scholes, Robert

Alfred Emile Leopold Joseph Victor Stevens (1823 – 1906) Not to be confused with the Englishman of the same name, who was a sculptor, this Alfred Stevens was born in Belgium and studied with F. J. Vavez at l’académie des beaux-arts de Bruxelles. He did very well there and went on to study at l’école des beaux-arts in Paris, where he remained until 1849. He showed his work frequently in both Paris and Brussels, and an exhibition of his works was organized by Robert de Montesquiou at Paris in 1900. He was friendly with and the young Dumas, and the writers Baudelaire and Flaubert visited his studio. He also knew and , and helped Manet sell his works to the collector Durand-Ruel. He was among those artists who brought Japanese art to the attention of European artists and conoisseurs. Delacroix Manet Berthe Morisot

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