Born 1823 Died 1889
Alexandre Cabanel was born at Montpellier, and studied in Paris, gaining the Prix de Rome in 1845. His pictures soon attracted attention, and by his Birth of Venus (1863), now in the Luxembourg, he became famous, being elected that year to the Institute. He became the most popular portrait painter of the day, and his pupils included a number of famous artists.
Being the entry for CABANEL, ALEXANDRE in the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica, the text of which lies within the public domain.