Tony Robert-Fleury

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Tony Robert-Fleury

French Academic Classical painter

Born 1837 - Died 1912

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TONY ROBERT-FLEURY (1837—1912), French painter, was born in Paris, and studied under his father and under Delaroche and Léon Cogniet. His first picture at the Salon, in 1866, was a large historical composition of the Warsaw Massacres on April 8, 1861. In the following year his Old Women in the Place Navone, Rome was bought for the Luxembourg Museum, as was also the Last Day of Corinth in 1870. In 1880 he painted a ceiling for the Luxembourg, representing The Glorification of French Sculpture. Tony Robert-Fleury became president of the Societe des Artistes Francais in succession to Bouguereau. He acquired a great reputation for his historical compositions and portraits; and from his atelier [were] issued a great number of the best-known painters of [his time].

Source: Entry on the artist in the 1911 Edition Encyclopedia.


son of

  • Robert-Fleury, Joseph Nicolas (1797-1890)

student of

teacher of


president of

  • Societe des Artistes Francais

Image courtesy of Don Kurtz

Image courtesy of Don Kurtz

Image courtesy of Don Kurtz

Image courtesy of Michael Talibard