Jules-Alexandre Grün was a French painter, illustrator and poster artist active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Grün painted the social life of paris, dinner parities and grand celebrations, and designed posters for theatre and other events.
There is a blog devoted to his poster work, Jules-Alexandre Grün: The Posters, with a bio.
Toward the end of his career, Grün was suffering from Parkinson’s disease; Donald Pittenger has a post on the painting of Grün’s last crowd scene on his blog Art Contrarian (see this post’s comments).
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Juliette Toutain was Grün’s wife.
In 1903, one hundred years after the Prix de Rome had been created in music composition, women were allowed to participate in the competition for … the first time. In 1913, Lili Boulanger became the first woman to win the prize, crowning the efforts of three others – Juliette Toutain, Hélène Fleury, and Nadia Boulanger – to achieve this goal. Their stories are fascinating case studies of the strategies women employed to achieve success and public recognition within the complex framework of French cultural politics at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Copyright 1998 The American Musicological Society
This is to let you and your readers know that I recently (25 January) posted regarding Grün’s crowd scenes, featuring the last one he did (he was suffering from Parkinson’s disease at the time).
The link is here:
Thanks, Donald. I’ve added a note to the post.
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