Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Louisiana paintings by French-born Alfred Boisseau 1823–1901



Alfred Boisseau (Paris-born American painter, 1823–1901) Miss Denegre or Miss Macheca



Alfred Boisseau (Paris-born American painter, 1823–1901) A Choctaw Woman in Louisiana



Alfred Boisseau (Paris-born American painter, 1823–1901) The Photographer

Alfred Boisseau was born in Paris, & studied with French academic painter, Paul Delaroche. He showed at the Paris Salon. During the 1840s, he sailed for America. He resided in New Orleans between 1845 & 1848. He was probably drawn to the city, because his brother served as secretary to the French consul.  While in New Orleans, Boisseau came into contact with the Choctaw Indians, who were eventually forced to leave Louisiana.


Alfred Boisseau (Paris-born American painter, 1823–1901) Portrait of Young Woman 1849

He exhibited 2 works at the 1849 National Academy of Design in New York, a portrait & a Creole landscape. He had traveled to Cleveland by 1852, where he advertised as a portrait & landscape painter, art teacher, & art dealer. He remained in Ohio, until 1859. He settled in Montreal in 1860, where he was known to produce portraits of local society. He died in Buffalo, New York, in 1901.



Alfred Boisseau (Paris-born American painter, 1823–1901)The Artist and Her Models



Alfred Boisseau (Paris-born American painter, 1823–1901) Julie Bruneau Papineau 1872


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