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Académie de la Grande Chaumière

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School type  Art School
Founded  1904
Phone  +33 1 43 26 13 72
Académie de la Grande Chaumière

Website  www.grande-chaumiere.fr
Address  14 Rue de la Grande Chaumière, 75006 Paris, France
Founder  Gustave-Claude-Etienne Courtois
Directors  Martha Stettler, Alice Dannenberg, Lucien Simon
Similar  National School of Fine Arts, Atelier Boubok, Atelier Alupi, Artmedium, Salon D'Automne

The Académie de la Grande Chaumière is an art school in the Montparnasse district of Paris, France.


The school was founded in 1904 by the Catalan painter Claudio Castelucho, in rue de la Grande Chaumière in Paris, near to the Académie Colarossi. From 1909 the Académie was jointly directed by the painters Martha Stettler, Alice Dannenberg and Lucien Simon. It was dedicated to both painting and sculpture. It did not teach the strict academic rules of painting of the École des Beaux-Arts, and led to art that was free from academic constraints. An attraction was the low level of fees, even lower than those of the Académie Julian (which had to be paid in advance). It was said that all that was provided was a model and warmth in the winter.

In 1957, the Académie de la Grande Chaumière was acquired by the Charpentier family, founders of the Charpentier Academy. It still operates under its original name, and provides two free workshops, one for painting and drawing, the other for sketches, as well as evening classes.


Académie de la Grande Chaumière Wikipedia