Collection: William-Adolphe Bouguereau

William-Adolphe Bouguereau was a French academic painter who gained international fame for his idealized, neoclassical paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects. Born in La Rochelle, France in 1825, Bouguereau studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and went on to become one of the most successful artists of his time.Bouguereau's paintings were characterized by their technical precision, flawless finish, and sentimental subject matter. He was a master of the human form, and his depictions of classical figures were renowned for their beauty and grace.Despite falling out of favor with the rise of modern art in the early 20th century, Bouguereau's paintings remain highly sought after by collectors and art enthusiasts around the world. Today, he is recognized as one of the most accomplished and influential artists of the academic tradition.