george suerat

George was born in Paris France on December 2nd 1859 He grew into a handsome dark tall man who. He was a very dignified man who was always neat and tidy. He was the son of a comftable family and they were never really in any financial trouble his father Antoine-Christophe was a not a great family man and preferred to go to his Suburban villa and tend to his flowers rather than be with his family. In fact he was a self-funded retiree and lived in a secluded house in Provence and visited his family only once a week in Paris. Antoine-Christophe worked as a legal official and was rather withdrawn and some of this attitude rubbed off on George later on in life. George had a brother, Emile, and a sister, Marie-Berthe. Georges mother, Ernestine Faivre was also very quiet person but in a warm kind of way and was very much the loving parent. She was raising the family by herself, she was the all the family warmth that George was ever too need. The family lived in an apartment located on the Boulevard de Magenta and was close to a park that was to become the focal point of some of Georges bet works the garden was called "le Parc des Buttes-Chaumont". Georges mother took George to the garden a lot and was a place they use to frequent whenever they had spare time and it was renowned for its artistic inspiration.
George was introduced to painting during his early schooldays by an uncle, Paul Haumonté-Faivre on his mothers side this encounter was to shape the rest of his life and career. Paul was a textile trader and was a self confessed amateur painter. During his time with his uncle George began to fall in love with art and later in 1875 was to join a drawing night school where he was taught by a sculptor named Justin Lequien. Three years later George was admitted to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts where he was tutored by Henri Lehmann. There he was taught how to copy the old masters in the louver. A year later a long with some of his…


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