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Artist: Constantin Guys (1802 - 1892)
Nationality: French
Movement: Realism
Media: Illustration
Influences:

Biography:
Constantin Guys spent most of his early life traveling and working various jobs. He fought in the Greek War of Independence in the 1820’s. Then in 1855, he worked for the Illustrated London News as a correspondent for the Crimean War. He settled in Paris later that decade and began publishing drawings of society life in several journals. He was admired by a number of famous artists of his day, including Degas, Manet, and Baudelaire. The latter gave Guys the nickname The Painter of Modern Life and wrote an essay about him with the same title. Despite his reputation, Guys struggled to make a living and died in poverty.


Artworks in Museum Collections: (60)
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Constantin E.A.H. Guys Two Mounted Officers watercolor 19th century
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Portrait d'une femme brune (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Femme à poitrine opulente (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Deux femmes promeneuses (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Artist: Constantin Guys Title: The Lady in Black Date: 19th century Medium: ink, watercolor wash
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Artist: Constantin Guys Title: French Sapper Date: 19th century Medium: pen, ink, watercolor Dimensions: H.6-1/4
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Une réception de cour (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Gilbert Constantin Guys SoirÈe chez Paul Poiret ink, pen and watercolor 19th - 20th century
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Femme à la fenêtre, debout, de dos, en peignoir bleu (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Présentation de visiteur (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Jeune femme et sa duègne (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Cavaliers et amazones (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Bal public (1836 en) by GUYS Constantin
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Femme, debout, vue de dos (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Promeneuses (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Carrosse (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Une amazone (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Dans la rue (1860 vers ; ?) by GUYS Constantin (?)
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Berline à deux chevaux (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Au salon, scène de maison close (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Deux ombres de figures (?) (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Grisette au tablier jaune (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Deux femmes aux amples crinolines (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Couple en costumes de 1860 (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Groupe de personnages derrière une femme (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Cavaliers et amazone en promenade (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Les Deux Soeurs (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Equipage dans un parc (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Militaire assis en face d'une femme portant une robe décolletée (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Hommes en chapeau haut-de-forme conversant avec des femmes (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Quatre danseuses au repos, assises (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Le ballet : danseuses évoluant sur la scène (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Sortie de l'Opéra (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Femme à mi-corps, un voile sur la tête (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Femme, debout, de face, en noir, tenant un éventail (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Jeune femme relevant sa jupe et marchant vers la gauche (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Jeune femme, vue de profil vers la droite (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Femme, debout, les mains dans son manchon (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Deux danseuses relevant leurs jupes (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Aux Champs Elysées (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Femme assise, vue de face, dans un fauteuil (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Réunion de nombreux personnages, debout, serrés les uns contre les autres (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Deux femmes à grandes crinolines et groupe d'hommes en chapeau (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Henri Patrice Dillon Poster for Exhibition of Drawings and Watercolors by the French Artist, Constantin Guys Lithograph poster 19th - 20th century
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Femme debout, joignant les mains (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Femme assise sur un divan, les jambes croisées (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Femme à mi-corps, de face, coiffée d'un chapeau (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Coupé attelé d'un cheval allant vers la droite (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Hommes attablés en compagneie de femmes legèrement vêtues (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Femme portant une robe décolletée, vue de face, à mi-corps (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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A l'entracte (1865 en) by GUYS Constantin
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Militaire assis auprès d'une table en compagnie de deux femmes (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Femme, debout, de profil à droite, vêtue d'une robe rose avec un tablier (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Deux femmes, debout, de trois quarts, les mains dans leurs manchons (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Femmes devant une maison d'un quartier réservé attendant la venue d'hommes (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Deux femmes, debout, tournées vers la gauche, dans un lieu de rencontre (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Constantin Guys - Proclamation from the Town Hall 1850 ink Arkansas Arts Center French
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Une courtisane turque sur le pas de sa porte, à Galata (1856 en) by GUYS Constantin
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Quatre femmes sur un divan (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin
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Deux personnages dans une maison de jeu (19e siècle) by GUYS Constantin

Artnews Articles and Exhibition Information: (6)
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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: The Arts Guy's SUITS: The Clothes Make The Man
Inspired by the increasing visibility of corporate sponsors at athletic competitions and well aware that public support for the arts is dwindling, The Art Guys decided to sell advertising space on their own bodies. That's how the Suits project was...

Gold Coast City Art Gallery: Mentals III
These eclectic and vibrant works, inspired by literally thousands of places and people encountered throughout the band's career, prove once and for all that Mental as Anything are not just great musicians but great artists in their own right. ...

Tacoma Art Museum: ALMOST WARM AND FUZZY: CHILDHOOD AND CONTEMPORARY ART
In Charles Long's Sundae Sculpting School, visitors can create shapes and visions from chocolate-colored clay. Confetti will sail from the cannons aboard Joseph Schneider's galleon, a colorful ship ...

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art: ALMOST WARM AND FUZZY: Childhood and Contemporary Art
The exhibition features several kinetic and interactive pieces. Among the many captivating installation works are: Sandy Skoglund’s Shimmering Madness, a d...

PS1 Contemporary Art Center: Disasters of War
The selections included in this exhibition are from Darger’s series of watercolors The Realms of the Unreal with many never before seen in public exhibition. The ...

Kunsthalle Zurich: Oliver Payne and Nick Relph: Films Since 1999
In their exhibition at Kunsthalle Zurich, Oliver Payne & Nick Relph are screening their first film, "Driftwood" (1999) and their most recent, "Gentlemen" (2003). Both are set in their native London, but could stand for any other big city and the r...

Further Artwork and Information:

Constantin Guys Online
Constantin Guys paintings.
Constantin Guys - Wikipedia NL
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MSN Encarta - Constantin Guys
Portrait dun artiste : Constantin Guys
Overleg:Constantin Guys - Wikipedia NL
12.03- Constantin Guys - Nicolò Amati

 

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