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Amélie Beaury-Saurel

Amélie Beaury-Saurel (Barcelona, 1849-Paris, May 301924) was a French painter.

Pupil of J. Lefebvre, T. Robert-Fleury and J.P. Laurens in Académie Julian, she became very a very popular portrait painter thanks to Léon Bonnat.

She married Rodolphe Julian in 1895 and took on charge a women's atelier. In her publications, Marie Bashkirtseff (also a Julian pupil) talked distrustfully about "l'espagnole" (the Spanish woman)

She made her début in the Salon de Paris in 1874, where she was considered one of the most important artists of the Salon in 1880. She was awarded with a Third Medal in the Salon in 1885 and a Bronze Medal in 1889 World's Fair.

Amélie Beaury-Saurel provided generously mot of her mother and sister's necessities. After Julian's death, she bought and laid out "Château Julian" in Lapalud, in memory of his husband, who was born in this village of Provence.

List of works

"Christ en croix" de l'Église Saint-Etienne, à Issy-les-moulineaux en 1873
"Portrait d'une femme noire" en 1884.
"Le travail de M. Frey, Maître d'armes" prix d'honneur à l'exposition Blanc et Noir de 1891.
"Portrait de Séverine" en 1893.
"Le repos du modèle" (Musée d'Amiens)
"Portrait de Mme G. C..." (exposé au Salon des Artistes Français de 1913).
"Jean-Paul Laurens (1838-1921) peintre" en 1919.
"Portrait de Gilbert Dupuis" en 1922.
"Portrait de Léonce Bénédite (1859-1925) conservateur du musée du Luxembourg" en 1923.(Musée d'Orsay)
"portrait d'Alexis Ballot-Beaupré (1836-1917)", Premier président de la chambre de Cassation de 1900 à 1911.

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