Louis Émile Villa

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Louis Émile Villa

(1836-1900)

Émile Villa (1836-1900) studied from 1861 at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris under Charles Gleyre and Auguste Glaize. His work includes portraits of children, animals and genre scenes. During exhibitions at the Paris Salon, where he was involved in the years 1859-1882 and over again, he was primarily known for his portraits of women in decorative arrangements (which reflected the tastes of his Parisian audience), portraits of children, animals and genre scenes.