Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret studied at the École des Beaux-Arts under the renowned Alexandre Cabanel and Jean-Léon Gérôme. In 1873 he opened his own studio with a fellow student Gustave-Claude-Etienne Courtois. From 1875 he displayed at the Salon, wherein 1880 he won the first-class medal for the painting An Accident, and a medal of honor in 1885 for Horses at the Watering Trough.
During the 1880s Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret along with Gustave Courtois worked in a studio in Neuilly-sur-Seine in Paris. At that point, he was perceived as a leading modern artist known for his peasant scenes, and additionally for his mystical-religious compositions. His large painting The Last Supper was displayed at the Salon de Champ-de-Mars in 1896. He likewise painted portraits for rich customers.
He was one of the first to utilize the then new medium of photography to convey greater realism to his works of art. It was after the passing of his companion Bastien-Lepage, in 1884, that he became a public success.
From 1885, he frequently went to Brittany which inspired many paintings. Forgiveness in Bretagne (shown below) earned him a medal of honor at the Universal Exhibition of 1889.
During the 1896-1897, Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret ended up keen on religious subjects, and towards the end of his career, he painted portraits. He was elected member of the Academy of Fine Arts in 1900.
Art Movement: Naturalism.
Artists Influencing Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret: Alexandre Cabanel, Jean-Léon Gérôme.
Painters Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret Influenced: Jean Sala, Xu Beihong.
Artist's Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.