Gaston Bussière (painter)

French painter (1862-1928)

Gaston Bussiere was a French symbolist painter, who was born on 24 April 1862 and died 29 October 1928.

Gaston Bussière
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Gaston Bussière in 1899.
Born(1862-04-24)24 April 1862
Died28 October 1928(1928-10-28) (aged 66)
EducationÉcole des Beaux-Arts de Paris


Bussière studied at l'Académie des Beaux-Arts in Lyon before entering l'École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He studied under Alexandre Cabanel then under Pierre Puvis de Chavannes . In 1884, he won the Marie Bashkirtseff Prize. In 1885, he displayed his works at the Salon.

He was close to Gustave Moreau. Bussière was inspired by the works of Hector Berlioz, William Shakespeare and Richard Wagner. He made the illustrations of the works of Honoré de Balzac, Théophile Gautier, Oscar Wilde and Gustave Flaubert. He also contributed to the magazine Le Monde moderne .

He has been close to Joséphin Péladan for a short period of time, which allowed him to display his works at the Salon of the Rose-Cross between 1893 and 1895.[1]

The Museum of Ursulines in Macôn keeps a collection of his works.



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