Georges-Jules-Victor Clairin

French, 1843 - 1919

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A Lake with Naiads  by Georges-Jules-Victor Clairin
A Lake with Naiads
At the Opera  by Georges-Jules-Victor Clairin
At the Opera
Harem Woman  by Georges-Jules-Victor Clairin
Harem Woman
La Chimère À l'Île de Saint Bernhardt  by Georges-Jules-Victor Clairin
La Chimère À l'Île de Saint Bernhardt
Ophelia  by Georges-Jules-Victor Clairin
Ophelia
Ophelia  by Georges-Jules-Victor Clairin
Ophelia
Ophelia in the Thistles  by Georges-Jules-Victor Clairin
Ophelia in the Thistles
Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt  by Georges-Jules-Victor Clairin
Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt
Sarah Bernhardt as the Queen in 'Ruy Blas'...  by Georges-Jules-Victor Clairin
Sarah Bernhardt as the Queen in 'Ruy Blas'...
Sarah Bernhardt in 'Sainte Therese d'Avila'...  by Georges-Jules-Victor Clairin
Sarah Bernhardt in 'Sainte Therese d'Avila'...
Sarah Bernhardt in 'Theodora'  by Georges-Jules-Victor Clairin
Sarah Bernhardt in 'Theodora'
The distant Princess  by Georges-Jules-Victor Clairin
The distant Princess
The Masked Ball  by Georges-Jules-Victor Clairin
The Masked Ball
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BIOGRAPHY

Clairin was a student of Picot and of Pils. He enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1861 and began exhibiting at the Salon of 1866. He executed decorative paintings for various public buildings in Paris and in the provinces, but is known primarily for his grand historical compositions, Symbolist themes and for the numerous works he exhibited of and for Sarah Bernhardt. Clairin became the favoured portraitist of the actress, depicting her various roles in almost one hundred paintings, notably that of Ophelia, which Bernhardt brought to the stage in 1886. In 1901 an important exhibition at the Galerie Georges Petit was dedicated to Clairin.

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