Eugene de Blaas, also known as Eugene von Blaas or
Eugenio de Blaas (24 July 1843 – 10 February 1932) was an Italian
painter in the school known as Academic Classicism. He was born at
Albano, near Rome, to Austrian parents. His father Karl, a Jew and
also a painter, was his teacher. The family moved to Venice when
Karl became Professor at the Academy in Venice. He often painted
scenes in Venice. He became professor in the Academy of Venice.
His colorful and rather theatrical period images of Venetian
society, e.g. On the Balcony (1877; Private Collection), were quite
different to delicate pastels and etchings of the courtyards,
balcony and canals of modern Venice.
Eugene de Blaas' paintings are collected at the Royal Academy,
Fine Art Society, New Gallery and Arthur Tooth and Sons Gallery in
London, and also at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.
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