Jules Frederic Ballavoine was born
in Paris in 1855 and died in 1901. He is considered a still-life,
genre and landscape painter from the French school. He received his
formal art training at the L'Ecole de Beaux-Arts under historical
painter Isidore Alexandre Augustin Pils (1813-1875).
Ballavoine found incredible success
as a painter of small Paris street scenes, which have been compared
to those of Jean Beraud (1849-1910) and his exquisite small light
filled still-lifes equal those of the traditional realist Edgar
Degas (1834-1917) and closely relate to the supple simplicity of
impressionist Henri Jean Theodore Fantin-Latour.
Jules-Frederic Ballavoine debuted
at the Salon of 1877 with "le bouquet campagne." At the Salon of
1882 with "Surprise", "Le Marche aux fleurs" and "La Petite
Bohemienne" and at the Salons of 1883 and 1886 with "Parmi les
rochers" and "Sur la terrasse." At the 1886 Paris Salon, Ballavoine
and was awarded a metal for "La seance interrompue." He also
exhibited at the Salon of 1890 and 1897. He continued exhibiting his
delicate still-lifes, portraits, Paris street scenes and historical
genre paintings. All of his exhibitions received critical acclaim,
which helped him become a very successful painter. His works can be
found in private and public collections in both the United States
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