Maurice Chabas

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Maurice Chabas (21 September 1862, Nantes – 11 December 1947, Versailles) was a French Symbolist painter.[1]


In 1910 he met the Belgian Gabrielle Storms-Castelot, and they had two children, the writer André Castelot and the actor Jacques Castelot.

Chabas came from a family of painters. Being the eldest child, he had to take over the family business, although he was interested in painting. His younger brothers, Maurice and Paul, were renowned painters.[2]

In 1900, Chabas moved to Neuilly-sur-Seine, where his studio became a hub for scholars like Camille Flammarion, Charles Richet, Maurice Maeterlinck, Léon Bloy, Lucien Lévy-Brulh, Joséphin Péladan, Edouard Schuré, and René Guénon. Until he moved to Neuilly-sur-Seine, Chabas was a little-known figure. That changed after 1900, when his popularity escalated.[2]


  1. ^ Benezit Dictionary of Artists
  2. ^ a b de Palma, Myriam. "Maurice Chabas". Art Experts. Retrieved 30 July 2013.