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THE YOUNG ARTIST


Another pleasant picture to paint. Plenty of detail and objects in perhaps a children’s school room. To me it is a quiet picture – the girl sitting, playing with her doll – the young boy concentrating in an effort to master his subject both so young – coming across in great patience making the picture so quiet and peaceful.

by THEOPHILE EMANUEL DUVERGER  1821- 1898

 

Duverger was born in 1821, he did not enjoy a formal artistic training but learned his craft through the close observation of nature and by carefully studying the woks of the Masters in the Museums and Galleries. His exhibited paintings received much acclaim. He was awarded medals at the Paris Salon in 1861, 1863 & 1865.