Eugène Emmanuel Amaury Duval Biography | Oil Painting Reproductions
4-16-1808 Montrouge, FRA – 12-25-1885 Paris, FRABack to Artist IndexView Artists Paintings
Eugène Emmanuel Amaury Duval, better known by the pseudonym Amaury-Duval. He was the son of Alexander Amaury Duval a writer and diplomat and the nephew of the playwright Alexandre Pineux Duval.
One of the first students in Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres's studio and who had a strong influence on all Duval's future works, Amaury-Duval took part in the 1829 Morea Expedition of artists and scholars sent by Charles X of France to Greece, an undertaking to research and create archaeological drawings.
Eugene Emmanuel Amaury Duval first exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1833 with many portraits such as his Green Lady (now extant) and his Self-Portrait. In 1834 he exhibited his Greek Shepherd Discovering an Antique Bas-Relief.
From 1834 to 1836 he took a long Grand Tour to Florence, Rome, and Naples, discovering the beauty of Italian Renaissance art. On returning to France he was one of the artists commissioned to decorate churches by the government of Napoleon III.
Art Movement: Neoclassicism.
Artists Influencing Eugène Emmanuel Amaury-Duval: Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres.
He Traveled To Greece, Italy.
Artist's Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.