Frédéric Soulacroix France
10-1-1858 Rome, ITA - 9-3-1933 Cesena, ITABack to Artist IndexView Artists Paintings
Frédéric Soulacroix is the son of Charles Soulacroix (1825-1899), French sculptor and painter, and Giacinta Diofebo, he spent his childhood in Rome, followed his father from 1863 to 1870 in France and then returned like all his family to Florence. In 1873, at the age of 15, he entered the Accademia di Belle Arti of that city and in October 1876 he was admitted to the Scuola di Pittura.
The French authorities appointed Frédéric Soulacroix and his wife "Academy Officers' Frederick in 1924 as an artist-painter, member of the French Alliance Committee in Florence, for his" devotion to the French cause "and Fernande in 1954 for "services to French culture." In August 1929, Frédéric Soulacroix is named Chevalier of the Legion of Honour.
Frédéric Soulacroix is a talented painter who collects much success both in Italy and England, Germany, the US, Canada, South America. It is especially a portrait of Queen Margaret, wife of King Umberto of Italy 1, and those of the King of Siam and his brother Prince Sanbasaska.
Its abundant production today sought but very often it is wrongly attributed to his father Charles Soulacroix. Yet Frederick always signs his work F. Soulacroix, usually in red, while Charles C. or Charles Soulacroix. Also his art is very different: romantic scenes and female figures in elegant poses and lavish decor where his gift is exercised to reproduce the texture of silk and satin.
Frédéric Soulacroix remained in Florence for many years painting often romantic genre pieces in costume of the 18th or early 19th centuries.
Art Movement: Academic Art