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Paul Albert Baudouin. 1844-1931.

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[Lovers]. 1876. Etching. 4 3/4 x 4 1/16 (sheet 10 5/8 x 7 1/8). Printed on tan laid paper. As published in Paris à l'eauforte. Signed in the plate. $125.

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Paul Baudoüin studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the studio of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes in 1874. In 1888, on the advice of Jules-Antoine Castagnary (1830-1888), director of the École des beaux -Arts, he learned the technique of the fresco.

Baudouin was awarded a gold medal at the 1889 World Fair in Paris for two panels: L'Abreuvoir and Les Blanchisseuses . He was named Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1891.

Head of the fresco workshop at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, from 1919 to 1929, Paul Baudoüin is renewed interest in frescos.

He is a member of the Société des artistes français , honorary president of the Société des artistes rouennais and a member of the Société des amis des monuments rouennais . He marries the daughter of Alfred Dumesnil 1 .

He won a gold medal at the 1889 World Fair in Paris for two decorative panels, L'Abreuvoir and Les Blanchisseuses . In 1911, he designed the peristyle of the outer gallery of the Petit Palais and gave fresco classes to the fine arts of Paris.

In October 1919, he became a professor and head of a fine arts painting studio, a position he held until 1929, teaching the technique of fresco painting. In 1928, he created the Association La Fresque with professors. This association is subsidized by the State and the city of Paris. The municipality of Rouen gave its name to a street in the city.

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