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Georges de Feure (1868-1943) French Art Nouveau Painter

The real name of the artist was Georges Joseph van Sluÿters. Born in Paris, he was a French painter, theatrical designer, and industrial art designer in the symbolism and Art Nouveau styles. His father was a Dutch architect, his mother was Belgian.
De Feure was one of the eleven students admitted at the Rijkscademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam which he soon left for Paris.

Being of very independent nature, de Feure never again took up formal artistic studies, and forged his own independent path. He was however influenced by Jules Chéret in his posters for the café concert but most likely was never his pupil and became the key designer of Siegfried Bing for L'Art Nouveau. He exhibited at the Exposition Universelle de Paris, in 1900.

He designed furniture, worked for newspapers, created theater designs for Le Chat Noir cabaret and posters. In 1901, de Feure was nominated Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur for his contribution to the decorative arts.
De Feure had two sons, Jean Corneille and Pierre Louis, in the early 1890s with his mistress Pauline Domec and a daughter with his first wife Marguerite Guibert.

"La Fumeuse", gouache, 1908-1910, are part of a series commissioned by the Bardou-Job family to celebrate their business of paper cigarettes. The model for this work is thought to have been de Feure's companion, Julienne Raskin, whom he married in 1915.

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