The Ballerina

Pierre Carrier- Belleuse 1851 – 1932
Pierre Carrier-Belleuse was born in Paris, one of four children to Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse a fruitful sculptor who additionally worked for the Sevres porcelain factory. All his children would become artists. Later Pierre Carrier-Belleuse studied with Alexandre Cabanel and Pierre Victor Galland at the École des Beaux-Arts.

He displayed his art at the Salon in 1875 and won a silver medal at the Exposition Universelle of 1889. Best known for his artful ballet scenes and pastels, he likewise did landscapes, portraits and genre works. The greater part of his compositions are in private collections.

A large portion of Pierre Carrier-Belleuse works throughout the years are a reverence for female beauty, a classification that grew in popularity in the latter part of nineteenth century. This praise to beauty often showed up as dancers at work or at rest, consequently providing pictures for a new breed of art collector.
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Medium : Pastel on canvas
Dimensions (unframed) : 31 x 38 inches / 78 x 95 cm
Signature : signed and dated lower right 1890