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Louis Welden Hawkins

(French, 1849–1910)

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Louis Welden Hawkins

Jeune paysanne à Grez-sur-Loing

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Louis Welden Hawkins

Le chagrin

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Louis Welden Hawkins

Paysage de Grez

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Biography

Timeline

1849
Born in Stuttgart
1881
Studied in Paris at the Académie Julian and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and made his public debut at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1881, where his painting Les Orphelins was purchased by the State for the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris.
1895
Declared French
Although he worked in a range of styles, perhaps the most interesting is a form of refined Symbolism, reflecting the artist’s interest in the work of the Pre-Raphaelites and his friendship with such writers as Stephane Mallarmé and Jean Lorrain, as well as painters like Eugène Carrière and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes.
Although he worked for his entire career in France, only a handful of paintings by Hawkins are to be found in French museum collections.

Exhibitions

1894 - 1895
Salon de la Rose-Croix
1894
Salon de la Libre Esthétique (also took part in this Salon in 1896 and 1898)
1881 - 1891
He exhibited at the official Salons of the Societé des Artistes Français between 1881 and 1891, and from 1894 onwards showed at the Societé Nationale des Beaux-Arts.
Hawkins also participated in the exhibitions organized by the Rose + Croix movement in Paris, at La Libre Esthétique in Brussels, and at the Royal Society of British Artists in London. He exhibited mainly landscapes, sentimental genre scenes and refined portraits, all of which earned him a significant reputation.