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Gustave-Claude-Etienne Courtois
French painter

Gustave-Claude-Etienne Courtois

Gustave-Claude-Etienne Courtois
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Intro French painter
A.K.A. Gustave Courtois, Gustave-Claude-Étienne Courtois, Gustave Claude Eti...
Was Painter Teacher
From France
Field Academia Arts
Gender male
Birth 18 May 1852, Pusey, canton of Vesoul-Ouest, arrondissement of Vesoul, France
Death 25 November 1923, Neuilly-sur-Seine, arrondissement of Nanterre, Hauts-de-Seine, France (aged 71 years)
Star sign Taurus
Beaux-Arts de Paris
Notable Works
Madame Gautreau  
Une bienheureuse  
Knight of the Legion of Honour  
Gustave-Claude-Etienne Courtois
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Gustave Courtois in his studio (Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret, 1880)

Gustave-Claude-Étienne Courtois, also known as Gustave Courtois ([kuʁtwa]; 18 May 1852 in Pusey, Haute-Saône – 1923 in Neuilly-sur-Seine) was a French painter, a representative of the academic style of art.


Gustave Courtois, Madame Gautreau, 1891 (compare to John Singer Sargent's 1884 Portrait of Madame X)

Courtois was born 18 May 1852 in Pusey, Haute-Saône, France to an unwed mother who was devoted to him. Early in life, Courtois revealed an interest in art and entered the École municipale de dessin in Vesoul (Franche-Comté). His drawings were shown to Jean-Léon Gérôme, and in 1869, Gérôme encouraged Courtais to enter the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Through his life, Courtois was in close friendship with fellow student Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret, together with whom he maintained a fashionable studio in Neuilly-sur-Seine from the 1880s.

He taught painting at Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Académie Colarossi, Paris, where Harriet Campbell Foss, Georges d'Espagnat, Eva Bonnier, Emma Cheves Wilkins, and Dora Hitz were students.

Courtois exhibited at the Salon de Paris, receiving a third-place medal in 1878 and a second-place medal in 1880. He was awarded a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1889 and exhibited at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts from 1911 to 1914. He was made a Chevalier in the Légion d'Honneur.

His paintings can be seen in the art galleries of Besançon, Marseille, Bordeaux, and Luxembourg. He was a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. Among his students were Willard Dryden Paddock, Mary Rose Hill Burton, and Sara Page.

Young Florentin Playing with Cats


  • Gabriel P. Weisberg. Against the Modern: Dagnan-Bouveret and the Transformation of the Academic Tradition. 2002.
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