Amédée Joullin

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Amédée Joullin (1862–1917) was a French American painter whose work centered on the landscapes of California and on Native Americans.

Biography[edit]

Driving The Golden Spike in the Montana State Capitol

Joullin was born on June 13, 1862, in San Francisco to French parents.[1] He studied painting at the Art School of San Francisco and then with painter Jules Tavernier. In 1884, while in Paris, he became impoverished. After returning to the United States in 1886, he was named a professor of painting and design at the San Francisco School of Design, where he stayed for ten years. From 1892 on, he specialized in the Amerindian motifs and traveled to Mexico and New Mexico to paint.

He created the painting called Driving The Golden Spike on the southern arch of the rotunda of the Montana State Capitol.[2] Supposedly he was never paid for the work, probably for good reason. The painting shows little sign of professional training (no perspective) or historical accuracy.

From 1900 through 1905, he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris[3] and attended the Académie Julian.[4] On May 25, 1907 he married the artist Lucille Wilcox Joullinin New York.[5] Joullin died at his home in San Francisco on February 3, 1917.[6]

Exhibitions[edit]

  • Trans-Mississippi and international exposition. Omaha. 1898.
  • First Annual Painters Salon. San Francisco. 1901.
  • Union League Club. New York. 1901.
  • South Carolina Interstate Exposition. Charleston. 1902.
  • Helgesen gallery. San Francisco. 1910.
  • Panama-Pacific International Exposition. San Francisco. 1915.
  • Palace of Fine Arts. San Francisco. 1916.
  • M.H. de Young Memorial Museum of San Francisco.

Museum collections[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ David Karel, Dictionnaire des artistes de langue française en Amérique du Nord. Les Presses de l'Université Laval. 1992.p. 422.
  2. ^ Kirby Lambert,Patricia Burnham, Susan Near, Montana's State Capitol: The People's House. Montana Historical Society Press. 2002. p. 50.
  3. ^ Kirby Lambert,Patricia Burnham, Susan Near, Montana's State Capitol: The People's House. Montana Historical Society Press. 2002. p. 50.
  4. ^ Annick Foucrier. Le rêve californien: migrants français sur la côte Pacifique, XVIIIe-XXe siècles.Belin. 1999.p. 275.
  5. ^ David Karel, Dictionnaire des artistes de langue française en Amérique du Nord. Les Presses de l'Université Laval. 1992.p. 422.
  6. ^ Levy, Florence Nightingale (1917). American Art Directory, Volume 14. The American Federation of the Arts. p. 324. 

References[edit]

  • Gene Hailey, California art research, Volumes 4 à 6. California Art Research Project. 1937.
  • Kirby Lambert,Patricia Burnham, Susan Near, Montana's State Capitol: The People's House. Montana Historical Society Press. 2002.
  • Claudine Chalmers, French San Francisco. Arcadia Publishing. 2007. ISBN=978-0-7385-5584-3
  • David Karel, Dictionnaire des artistes de langue française en Amérique du Nord. Les Presses de l'Université Laval. 1992.

External links[edit]

  • Amédée Joullin on Askart [1]