Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Peña

(French, 1808 - 1876)

deux personnages au bord de l'eau (two bathers on the water's edge) by narcisse virgile diaz de la peña

Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Peña

Deux Personnages au bord de l'eau (Two Bathers on the Water's Edge)

Biographie

Chronologie

1807
Born August 20 in Bordeaux
1823
Began an apprenticeship in painting on porcelain at a china factory in Paris,
1831
First Salon entry: Scene Amour
1833
Frequented Fontainebleau Forest for years to come
1835
Visited Barbizon for the first time
1836
Met Rousseau and entered a painting featuring Fontainebleau Forest in the Salon
1848
Won a first-class medal from the Salon and received the Legion d’honneur
1859
Stopped showing at the Salon
1863
Made the acquaintance of a new generation of painters including Claude
1869
Summered in Etretat and painted seascapes in the company of Gustave