Gabriel de Saint-Aubin

1724-1780. Colin Bailey. Somogy Editions D'Art 2008. Englisch. 320 Seiten, 300 Abb. (davon 100 farbig und 200 s/w). 24,6 x 28 cm. 453 g. Klappenbroschur. 9780912114378. art-49129
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Bringing the famed Parisian illustrator to light, this biography centers on Gabriel de Saint-Aubin, who studied at the prestigious Royal Academy but failed to win the coveted Prix de Rome. The study relates that the subject reacted to this disappointment by throwing aside all hopes of a traditional artistic career and hastening out into the thoroughfares of Paris to sketch everything in sight, living an errant, bohemian existence and succumbing increasingly to an obsession with drawing. Detailed and engaging, this recollection demonstrates that, despite his personal eccentricities, Saint-Aubin was employed as an artist all his life.