Gaston Bussière Biography | Oil Painting Reproductions
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Gaston Bussière studied at l'Académie des Beaux-Arts in Lyon before entering the Ecole Des Beaux-Arts in Paris where he studied under Alexandre Cabanel and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes. In 1884, he won the Marie Bashkirtseff Prize and exhibited at the Salon in 1885. He was a painter, watercolor artist and illustrator of women, nudes, mythological and religious paintings is a style composed of Symbolist mixed with Art Nouveau.
He was close to and influenced by the art of Gustave Moreau. He worked with Gustave Moreau and also the Czech painter Alphonse Mucha. Many of Bussiere's artwork uses French legends and Nordic myths as its inspiration.He found inspiration in the theater works of Berlioz as well as William Shakespeare and Wagner. Gaston Bussière became sought after as an illustrator, creating works for major authors. He illustrated Honoré de Balzac's Splendeurs et Misères des Courtisanes published in 1897, Émaux et Camées, written by Théophile Gautier, as well as Oscar Wilde's Salomé. He also illustrated several works by Flaubert.
An associate of Joséphin Péladan, the founder of the Rose-Croix esthétique, Gaston Bussière exhibited his works at Salon de la Rose-Croix for more than two years. Many of his works are on exhibit at the Musée des Ursulines in Mâcon.
Art Movement: Symbolism.
Artists Influencing Gaston Bussière: Alexandre Cabanel, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes.
He Traveled To Italy.
Artist's Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.