Dubufe, Guillaume

PAINTER, DECORATOR, ILLUSTRATOR (FRANCE)
BORN 16 May 1853, Paris - DIED 25 May 1909, Buenos Aires (at sea)
BIRTH NAME Dubufe, Edouard-Marie-Guillaume
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 10)

Guillaume Dubufe was a son of the sculptor Juliette Dubufe and the painter Claude Dubufe was his grandfather. The composer Charles Gounod was his uncle. His mother died when she gave birth to his younger sister Hortense. He received art lessons from his father. At the École des Beaux-Arts he studied under Alexis-Joseph Mazarolle.

He decorated the ceilings of the Lobau Gallery at the Hôtel de Ville, the banquet hall at the Élysée and the library at the Sorbonne. When not in Paris he often workd at the family villa Anacapri on the Isle of Capri. He died at sea near Buenos Aires in 1909. he was buried at Père Lachaise, where his friend Albert Bartholomé created the relief for his grave.

Related persons
• is nephew/niece of Gounod, Charles François

Images

The grave of Guillaume Dubufe at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (19 Nov 2006)

 

Sources
Guillaume Dubufe — Wikipédia


Dubuffet, Jean

Published: 13 Feb 2021
Last update: 26 Jan 2022