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Louis-Joseph-Raphaël Collin (17 June 1850 – 21 Oct. 1916); French painter born and raised in Paris, where he became a prominent academic painter and a teacher. He is principally known for the links he created between French and Japanese art, in both painting and ceramics.
Collin studied at the school of Saint-Louis, then went to Verdun where he was at school with Jules Bastien-Lepage; they became close friends. Collin then went to Paris and studied in the atelier of Bouguereau and then joined Lepage at Alexandre Cabanel's atelier where they both worked alongside Fernand Cormon, Aimé Morot and Benjamin Constant. Collin painted still lifes, nudes, portraits and genre pieces, and preferred to render his subjects en plein air with a clear and luminous palette.
Around 1873 he began successfully exhibiting at the Salon. He won a number of prizes that helped launch his career, and before long he was receiving increasingly prestigious commissions to paint large scale murals in major public buildings around Paris, including some of the most prominent cultural centers of Pa
After studying at the Lyceum Saint Louis and the College of Verdun, in 1869 Collin began studying in the studio of William-Adolphe Bouguereau, then taught by Alexandre Cabanel. Collin focused on mythological subjects depicted with a graceful sensuality.... His works were shown several times at the Parisian Hall. For Sömn he was awarded a medal in 1873 and his works were bought by several museums. One of his more famous works is Daphnis et Chloé. He has performed public works in Sorbonne, Opéra-Comique, Théâtre de l'Odéon with several places. Collin also became famous as a porcelain painter. He also participated in exchange with Japanese artists. In 1884 he was awarded the Honorary Legion.
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