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Artist of the moment……..Isidore Jules Bonheur

Isidore Jules Bonheur was another child of the aforementioned Oscar Raymond Bonheur. Isidore was the younger brother to Rosa Marie Bonheur, already profiled here Rosa excelled at painting animals and the landscape. Isidore Bonheur is seen as the one of the best sculptors of the animal genre. Isidore Bonheur was born in 1827 in Bordeaux, France.

The artist began his career as a painter but switched to sculpture very early on.

The artist grew up assisting his sister in their father’s studio. His sister Rosa Marie Bonheur would go on to boast how she was the one who first gave lessons to Isidore, not their father.

For his artistic education Isidore attended the Ecole des Beaux- Arts located in Paris, France.

The artist was a frequent exhibitor and prize winner at the famed Paris Salon.

Isidore Bonheur was knighted for his works in France, Spain, and Portugal.

The artist passed away in 1901.

Price range information: The artist produced small tabletop sculptures so he is really affordable. Works range from $5,000 to $100,000.

What an outstanding family of artists who loved to paint and sculpt animals.


Artist of the moment…..Rosa Marie Bonheur

Rosa Marie Bonheur was born in Bordeaux, France in the year 1822. Bonheur was renown for her animal paintings and sculptures. In addition to her paintings many engravings of her artwork were produced.

Her father was a trained artist who was a great teacher named Oscar Raymond Bonheur. His daughter was kicked out of many schools as a youngster and finally her father took her as his student.Oscar Bonheur was part of a movement that championed the cause of wonen being educated alongside men. Oscar Raymond Bonheur lived from 1796 to 1849. Below an example of his wonderful drawings he was famous  for.

Rosa Bonheur won a gold medal at the famed Paris Salon.

Rosa Bonheur was a painter and sculptor.

The artist was also famous for wearing mens clothing.
To get her knowledge of anatomy Rosa Bonheur went to great measures including attending horse fairs, visiting slaughterhouses, and going to vet schools and participate in dissectations of animals.

Rosa Bonheur passed away in 1899 at the age of 77 years of age.

In this clip we view some works set to the Jungle Book song! Great for the animals she portrayed so wonderfully!

Oscar Raymond Bonheur had four children that went on to become professional artists. Entries on the other children will come shortly!

Price range information: Works range from $3,000 to $300,000. Bonheur was an avid printmaker and worked in charcoal, oils, watercolors, and gouache.