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Gaston Bussière
Gaston Bussière
(April 24, 1862 in Cuisery
Cuisery
– October 29, 1928 or 1929[1] in Saulieu) was a French Symbolist
Symbolist
painter and illustrator.

Contents

1 Biography 2 Gallery 3 References 4 External links

Biography[edit] Bussière studied at l'Académie des Beaux-Arts in Lyon
Lyon
before entering the école des beaux-arts de Paris where he studied under Alexandre Cabanel
Alexandre Cabanel
and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes. In 1884, he won the Marie Bashkirtseff
Marie Bashkirtseff
prize. He was close to Gustave Moreau. He found inspiration in the theatre works of Berlioz
Berlioz
(La Damnation de Faust) as well as William Shakespeare and Wagner. He became in demand as an illustrator, creating works for major authors. He illustrated Honoré de Balzac's Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes
Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes
published in 1897, Émaux et camées, written by Théophile Gautier,[2] 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, Bussière exhibited his works at Salon de la Rose-Croix over two years.[3] Many of his works are on exhibit at the Musée des Ursulines in Mâcon. Gallery[edit]

Yseult the Blonde

Exotic Dancer

Nereids, 1902

Jeanne d'Arc

Two Children Crowned with Flowers

Dance of the Seven Veils, 1925

References[edit]

^ "Gaston Bussiere". Art Renewal Center. Retrieved 17 Dec 2015.  ^ Livres rares ^ Galerie Treadway, catalogue available online

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Gaston Bussière.

Inventory of paintings by Gaston Bussière
Gaston Bussière
on the French Ministry of Culture database Joconde A biography is available through the Burgundy museums Website

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 29175886 LCCN: no2001013825 ISNI: 0000 0000 8107 911X GND: 140493395 SUDOC: 085868620 BNF: cb13743632m (data) ULAN: 500110227 Léonore: 19800035/335/4508

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