Louis Rubio

1808 - 1882

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Although Rubio was Italian by birth and had an international career, he is included in this exhibition because of his strong association with the Paris art world and the Salon, where he exhibited from 1831 to 1867. Rubio began his studies in Rome at the Academy of Saint Luke; at a young age he was awarded the premio Canova and was received as a member in 1827. He went briefly to Poland and was, by 1830, in Paris studying with Léon Cogniet. He also lived for twenty years in Geneva and traveled a great deal, to Turkey and Russia, where he painted the portrait of the Tsar. In 1870 he was named professor at the Academy of Beaux Arts of Florence.

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Paolo and Francesca

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Historical Period: 1810-1870 Romanticism
Paolo and Francesca