Chabas, Maurice

PAINTER (FRANCE)
BORN 21 Sep 1862, Nantes - DIED 11 Dec 1947, Versailles, Yvelines: rue de la Paroisse

Symbolist painter. Brother of the painter Paul Chabas. He visited the Académie Julian where he was a pupil of Bouguereau and Robert-Fleury. He exposed at the Artistes français (1883-1913), the Société nationale des Beaux-Arts and at the Amis des Beaux-Arts de Nantes (1890-1907). He also took part in all the Salons de Rose+Croix. In 1895 he decorated the Buffet of the Lyon-Parrache railway station.

In 1900 he moved to 3 Villa Sainte-Foy, Neuilly-sur-Seine (near Paris). From that time onwards he painted cosmic and spiritual meditations (exhibited in Nantes, 1925). He was a 'believer' and remained faithful to spiritualism, defending it in 1935 by stating that humanity needed a superior ideal.

Work: "Vers la lumière" (c.1895); "Paysage" (c.1895).

Related persons
• was pupil to Bouguereau, William

Sources
Les Peintres de l'âme, Snoeck-Ducaju, Gent, 1999
Maurice Chabas — Wikipédia


Chadwick, Lynn

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 7 Feb 2016