The Académie Julian in the late 19th Century and how women artists were influenced by it internationally

17.00 (GMT), 10 March 2022 | Online

Académie Julian, Paris
Founded in Montmartre in 1867 by French painter and teacher Rodolphe Julian (1839-1907), the Académie Julian was a private art school for painting and sculpture active from 1868 through 1968.
Famous for the number and quality of artists attending it during the great period of effervescence in the arts in the early 20th century, the Académie was the only art school in Paris to accept women and foreign students, both of which were barred from the official École des Beaux-Arts until 1897, and as a consequence, its influence on many women artists of the 20th century became quite profound.
With an introduction by art dealer, Will Elliott (Elliott Fine Art), the talk will particularly look at the female and international features of this historic art institution and culminate with an examination on how dealers are starting their journey of discovering new angles of art schools through the voices of Vibeke Waallann Hansen (The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo), Anita Viola Sganzerla (Katrin Bellinger Collection) and Tom Edwards (Abbott and Holder).
Register at the link below for this panel discussion.




Will Elliott, Director, Elliott Fine Art

After working at Sotheby's and Colnaghi as director, Will set up Elliott Fine Art at the beginning of 2020, focusing on European paintings and drawings from the 19th and early 20th centuries, with the aim of both rediscovering forgotten artists and recontextualising major names.








Vibeke Cecilie Waallann Hansen, Curator, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo

Vibeke Cecilie Waallann Hansen has an MA in Art History from the University of Oslo. She is a specialist in modern Norwegian art (1850-1950). Her other interests are Fin de siècle artfeminist art history and Nordic art in general. Her latest exhibition project was Japanomania in the Nordic Countries 1875-1918 (2016). Some of her earlier exhibition projects have been: Finnish and Norwegian art around 1900 (2015),

Christian Krohg and Bohemian Kristiania (Copenhagen, 2014), Christian Krohg. Captivating Images (2012), Giacometti, Hodler, Klee... Modern Masters from Switzerland (2011).






Anita Viola Sganzerla, Curator, Katrin Bellinger Collection

Dr Anita Viola Sganzerla holds an MA and PhD from The Courtauld Institute of Art. She is curator of the Katrin Bellinger Collection, a very fine private collection devoted to the theme of the artist at work, and in 2018 she co-curated with Deanna Petherbridge the drawings exhibition Artists at Work at the Courtauld Gallery. A specialist in Early Modern art, Anita regularly lectures at the Victoria & Albert Museum and previously held positions at The Courtauld Institute, The Courtauld Gallery and the University of Kent. She is also Project Manager for the Curating Prints Seminar, organised by Print Quarterly and funded by the Getty Paper Project (The Getty Foundation).







Tom Edwards, Managing Director, Abbott and Holder

Tom Edwards joined Abbott and Holder, dealers in British pictures since 1936, in 2003 having read History of Art at the Courtauld Institute. He became a Director in 2012 and is now Owner and Managing Director. The gallery is based opposite the British Museum in Bloomsbury, London.











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