Bruxelles 11 May 1823 – Paris 24 August 1906
Born in Bruxelles in 1823, the belgian painter Alfred Stevens moves into Paris towards the 40’s of the 19th century.
He studied at the Académie Royale des-Beaux-Arts in his home town and at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris, where he learned the fundamental of classic sculpture and painting. His style developed observing the masterpieces of the great dutch masters, using a painting technique to greatly capture the bourgeois clothes.
He is famous for his elegant and realistic portraits of women of the fashion society.
Starting in 1851 he regularly exhibits his paintings, and he and his works will begin to be appreciated in various collections.
In 1857 Alfred’s first, big selling, “La Consolation”.
In 1906 in Paris, he is the only living artist to perform in a retrospective of Bruxelles on belgian art.