JUNE 9–SEPTEMBER 3, 2018
Julie Delance-Feurgard (French, 1859–1892), The Marriage, 1884. Oil on canvas, 38 3/8 x 51 3/8 in. Musée des Beaux Arts, Brest, France, 974.39.2. Photo: © Musée des beaux-arts de Brest métropole, Courtesy American Federation of Arts
Julie Delance-Feurgard was a student at the Académie Julian, where she became close friends with fellow artist Louise Breslau, who painted a portrait of her (now at the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne in Switzerland). She exhibited at the Salon between 1880 and 1888, earning honorable mentions for her work there and at the 1889 Exposition Universelle. Her work received positive attention from critics. She married one of her teachers, Paul-Louis Delance, in 1886, and continued her career, which was cut short by her untimely death in 1892.
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.