BÉLIARD, Edouard
(b. 1832, Paris, d. 1902, Étampes)


French painter, son of a Paris architect. He began his career as a lawyer's assistant and secretary. He studied first with Ernest Hébert (1817-1908) and Léon Cogniet (1794-1880). He was influenced by Corot.

He exhibited in 1867 at the Salon. In 1870 he moved to London from where he returned to France in 1872 and lived in Étampes. He was a successful participant at the first and second Impressionist exhibitions. He mainly painted landscapes, and later distanced himself from Impressionist principles.

He spent his last years in Étampes.

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