Born in Nantes on April 5th
Dupre went to Paris where he further developed as an artist through his friendship with Cabat. He also met the artists Decamps, Jeanron and Huet at this time
1831 He traveled to Great Britain, where he sketched and studied paintings by the English Landscapists. Upon his return, he traveled extensively through the French provinces, which were a great inspiration for him.
Apprenticed his father, a porcelain decorator and director of several porcelain factories, and began to experiment with drawing and painting nature scenes
Exhibited at the Exposition Centennale
Exhibited at the Exposition Universelle
He received the Legion d’honneur, and continued to achieve financial success. At this time, he re-entered the Salon as an exhibitor.
After the 1848 Revolution, Dupre became a member of the commission created to reorganize the Salon
Showed seven paintings at the Salon, his last exhibition until 1852
Began to receive official recognition when he exhibited four landscapes at the Salon, and received a third-class medal. He also included works in regional exhibitions at this time, which were becoming increasingly important, as they supported and promoted local painters and upcoming Parisian artists. Dupre became a key figure in the Barbizon group, developing close ties with other Barbizon painters, and began to promote relations with independent art dealers.
Four of his works were accepted at the Salon
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