Camille Felix Bellanger
Born in Paris, France, Camille FÃ©lix Bellanger received his artistic training at the Ã‰cole des Beaux Arts (School of Fine Arts) in Paris. There, he studied under the famous Academic artists Alexandre Cabanel (1823-1889) and Adolphe William Bouguereau (1825-1905). In 1875 he won a second class medal in the Prix de Rome competition (Rome Prize)).
Bellanger painted a range of subjects ranging from history, genre to portraits. Examples of his works include Death of Abel (1875); Angel at the Tomb (1877); Twilight and Morning (1881); Coucou! (1882); Cupid Asleep, A Florist (1883). Bellanger regularly exhibited his works at the French Salon in Paris, and he wrote a book entitled TraitÃ© de Peinture (Treatise of Painting). He was also a professor of drawing at the military school of Saint-Cyr. In 1911, Bellanger was decorated as a Chevalier de la LÃ©gion d'Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honor).