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JUNE 9–SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

  


AMÉLIE BEAURY-SAUREL

FRENCH, 1848–1924


Lejeune, Amélie Beaury-Saurel, before 1897

Amélie Beaury-Saurel (French,1848–1924), Into the Blue (Dans le bleu), 1894. Pastel on canvas, 29 1/2 x 32 1/4 in. Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, RO494. Courtesy American Federation of Arts

Amélie Beaury-Saurel enrolled at the Académie Julian in 1874, where she also managed the expenses for the women’s studio and served as an intermediary between instructors and students. In 1895 she married Rodolphe Julian, founder of the Académie, and continued her artistic career, achieving noted success as a portraitist. She earned medals for her submissions to the Salon in 1885 and to the 1889 Exposition Universelle. After Julian’s death in 1907, Beaury-Saurel became director of the Académie, a position she held until her death in 1924.

A fully illustrated catalogue, Women Artists in Paris, 1850–1900, has been published by the American Federation of Arts and Yale University Press. Along with an art-historical overview by curator Laurence Madeline, the catalogue includes essays by Jane R. Becker, collections management associate, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Richard Kendall, former curator at large, Clark Art Institute; Bridget Alsdorf, associate professor, History of Art, Princeton University; and Vibeke Hansen, curator, Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo.