Bastien-Lepage, Jules (1848-84)
Naturalist; influenced by Courbet and Millet. Famous for his peasant scenes; his many portraits are painted quite expressive; his colours are consistently subdued; his brushstroke smooth, rendering selective details (R13, p30; R3,p214). 1867: study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts at Cabanel. Prix de Rome 1875: second place; Salon 1878: succes (R3,p646). More info; pictures.