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About Julien Dupre


Julien Dupre, 1851 - 1910

Julien Dupre, a French naturalist painter, was born in Paris to Jean Dupré and Pauline Bouillié. 

He began taking evening courses at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs and it was through these classes that he gained admission to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. At l'Ecole he studied with Isidore Pils and Henri Lehmann  

In the mid 1870s he traveled to Picardy and became a student of the rural genre painter Désiré François Laugée, whose daughter Marie Eléonore Françoise he would marry in 1876; the year he exhibited his first painting at the Paris Salon.


Julien Dupre is ne of the leading exponents of the second generation of Realist painters. Throughtout his career Dupré championed the life of the peasant and continued painting scenes in the areas of Normandy and Brittany. 

Dupre at Rehs Galleries
Dupre at art renual
Dupre at Fada