François-Joseph Navez

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François-Joseph Navez (Charleroi, 1787 – Brussels, 1869) was a Belgian neo-classical painter.

A pupil of Jacques-Louis David, he spent five years in Italy between 1817 and 1822. Between 1835 and 1862 he was the director of the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.

He was a very successful portrait painter. He also painted many mythological and historic subjects.

The orientalist painter Jean-François Portaels was his pupil (and son-in-law).

Jean Carolus, the Belgian painter of genre scenes and interiors, was a protege of François-Joseph Navez.

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Bibliography[edit]

  • P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Belgian painters born between 1750 & 1875", Knokke 1981, p. 488-489.
  • P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p. 511, illustrations p. 421.