Bouré, Paul

BORN 2 Jul 1823 - DIED 17 Dec 1848
BIRTH NAME Bouré, Paul-Joseph
GRAVE LOCATION Brussel: Ixelles Cimetière (Avenue 3)

Paul Bouré studied at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts under Guillaume Geefs and Eugène simonis. In 1841 he traveled to Italy where he visited Rome, Florence and Pisa. In 1842 in Florence he started studying at the workshop of Emilio Santarelli (1801-1886). He was noticed by Lorenzo Bartolini (1777-1850) and stayed in Florence until 1844.

After his return to Belgium he started exhibiting and his version of "Prometheus Bound" attracted attention at the Brussels exhibition of 1845. In 1848 he earned a gold medal for "Enfant jouant aux billes" and "Sauvage surpris par un serpent". He moved to lloy-sur-Viroin near Namur where his maternal grandmother lived and there he started painting. Shortly before his early death in 1848 he finished a group of eight figures for the Town Hall in Brussels.

Related persons
• is brother/sister of Bouré, Félix


The grave of Félix and Paul Boure at the Ixelles Cimetière, Brussels.
Picture by Androom (28 Apr 2007)


Cimitière d'Ixelles, Cercle D'Histoire Locale D'Ixelles, 1990
Paul Bouré - Wikipedia

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Published: 27 Sep 2020
Last update: 01 Feb 2022