ISIDORE ALEXANDRE AUGUSTIN PILS PAINTINGS FOR SALE & BIOGRAPHY

ISIDORE ALEXANDRE AUGUSTIN PILS

French, 1813–1875

Isidore Pils

BIOGRAPHY
'Isidore Pils studied at the École des Beaux-Arts under Lethière and Picot, and won the Prix de Rome in 1838. Pils first worked as a painter of religious subjects but produced works that while accurate were rather uninspired. It was the Crimean War, which he followed at first-hand, that provided him with the opportunity to pursue his true vocation by becoming a military artist, a field in which he achieved great success. By 1848 he had already shown his ability with The Crossing of the Beresina and in 1849 with Rouget de Lisle Singing the Marseillaise for the First Time. Napoleon III commissioned a number of paintings from Pils and he painted various works at St-Clotilde and St-Eustache. Pils was also responsible for the ceiling over the stairway at the Nouvel Opéra. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1846 to 1875 and became a teacher at the École des Beaux-Arts on 10 December 1863. He was appointed as a jury member for the Salons of 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867 (Exposition Universelle) and 1868. He was awarded a silver medal in 1846, 1855 and 1857 and was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur on 16 August 1857. In 1861 he received the grand medal of honour and a gold medal in 1867 at the Exposition Universelle. Pils was promoted to officer of the Légion d'Honneur on 1 July 1867 and became a member of the Institute in 1868.' (Benezit, Dictionary of Artists, Gründ, 2006).

Museum Collections:
National Museum of Art, Algiers
Musée de Picardie, Amiens
Musée Baron Gerard, Bayeux
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Brest
Castres
Musée Condé, Chantilly
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Musée d’Art Moderne André Malraux, Le Havre
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille
British Museum, London
Wallace Collection, London
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Marseilles
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York
Musée du Louvre, Paris
Musée Carnavalet, Paris
Musée Historique, Strasbourg
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Toulouse
Château de Versailles

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ISIDORE ALEXANDRE AUGUSTIN PILS
Paintings for sale

Isidore Alexandre Augustin Pils
Paintings Previously Sold

  ISODORE ALEXANDRE AUGUSTIN PILS    A Young Man Reading   Oil on canvas 10¾ x 8½ inches (27.4 x 21.6 cm.)  SOLD

ISODORE ALEXANDRE AUGUSTIN PILS
A Young Man Reading
Oil on canvas
10¾ x 8½ inches (27.4 x 21.6 cm.)
SOLD