François Joseph Navez  (Belgian, 1787-1869) 

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François Joseph Navez Biography
1787   Born in Charleroi, Belgium
1808   Admitted to the Brussels Academy, in the class of Pierre Joseph Celestin Francois, a famous Belgian artist and teacher.
1812   Won the first Grand Prix for painting at the Salon of Ghent
1813   The Beaux Arts Society took Navez under its wing and sent him to Paris to study in the studio of Jacques-Louis David
1814   The fall of the Empire caused Navez to lose his scholarship
1814 - 1816   Remains in Paris to continue his apprenticeship with David, even following the master in his exile, first to Berlin, then to Brussels
1817 - 1821   The Beaux Arts Society sponsored his study travel to Rome where he connected with his fellow students from his days in Paris in the atelier of David: Jean-Auguste Ingres (1780-1867), Francois-Marius Granet, Jean-Victor Schnetz (1787-1870), Leon Cogniet (1794-1880)
1821   Returns to Brussels and opens a studio
1830   Appointed director of the Brussels Academy
1869   Died
Literature
2006   Bénézit Dictionary of Artists, Emmanuel Bénézit (Gründ, Paris, 2006)
2005   Denis Coekelberghs et al's Les Peintres Belges à Rome aux XVIIIième et XIXième siècle. Bilan, Apports Nouveaux et Propositions. (Historic Belgian Institute in Rome, Brepols Publishers, Belgium, 2005)
2003   Dictionnaire des Artistes Plasticiens de Belgique des XIXième et XXième Siècles, Paul Piron (Art in Belgium, Ohain, 2003)
2003   Pierre Cabanne and Gérald Schurr's Dictionnaire des Petit Maîtres de la Peinture 1820-1920 (Editions de l'Amateur, Paris, 2003)
2000   Willem G. Flippo's Lexicon of the Belgian Romantic Painters (International Art Press, Antwerp, 2000)
2000   Beeldend Benelux, P.M.J.E. Jacobs (Stichting Studiecentrum voor Beeldende Kunst, Tilburg, Holland, 2000)
1999   Denis Coekelberghs et al's François-Joseph Navez, La Nostalgie de l'Italie (Snoeck-Ducaju, Ghent, Belgium, 1999)
1995   Dictionnaire Biographique Illustré des Artistes en Belgique depuis 1830 (Editions Arto, Bruxelles, 1995)
1995   Le Dictionnaire des Peintres Belges du XIVième Siècle à Nos Jours (La Renaissance du Livre, Bruxelles, 1995)
1981   P. and V. Berko's Dictionary of Belgian Painters Born Between 1750 and 1875 (Laconti, Brussels, 1981)
1950   Pierre Bautier (et al)'s Dictionnaire des Peintres (Larcier, Brussels, 1950)
1920   Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler, Thieme und Becker (Verlag von E.A. Seeman, Leipzig, 1920)