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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

The Académie Colarossi is an art school founded by the Italian sculptor Filippo Colarossi. First located on the Île de la Cité, it moved in the 1870s to 10 rue de la Grande-Chaumière in the VIe arrondissement of Paris, France.

The Académie was established in the 19th century as an alternative to the government-sanctioned École des Beaux Arts that had, in the eyes of many promising young artists at the time, become far too conservative.

Along with its equivalent Académie Julian, and unlike the official École, the Colarossi school accepted female students and allowed them to draw from the nude male model. Among the female attendees are Jeanne Hébuterne, Modigliani's muse, and the woman who would become Rodin's source of inspiration, model, confidante and lover, Camille Claudel. Noted also for its classes in life sculpting, the school attracted many foreign students, including a large number from the United States.

In 1910, the progressive Académie appointed the New Zealand artist Frances Hodgkins (1869-1947) as its first female teacher. Among its other instructions was the influential French sculptor Jean Antoine Injalbert and the Japanese-influenced painter Raphael Collin.

In 1922 sculptor Henry Moore attended, although not as a student. Moore took life-drawing (no instruction) classes here, open to the general public, paid for with a book of inexpensive tickets. The evening classes were progressively timed -- one hour, then 20 minutes, then five minutes, then one -- to develop various drawing skills.

The school closed in the 1930s. In the same years, Madame Colarossi burned the priceless school archives in retaliation for her husband's philandering.

Notable Graduates

Image:Flag of Austria.svg Austria Zofia Albinowska-Minkiewiczowa - Aloys Wach
Image:Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus Eugeniusz Żak
Image:Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Pascin
Image:Flag of Canada.svg Canada Octave Bélanger - Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith - Emily Carr - William Henry Clapp - Ralston Crawford - Joseph-Charles Franchère - Prudence Heward - Yvonne Housser - Francesco Iacurto - Donald Cameron Mackay - George Loftus Noyes - Maurice Prendergast - George Agnew Reid - Boardman Robinson - Marc Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté - Sydney Strickland Tully
Image:Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg People's Republic of China Georgette Chen Liying
Image:Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic František Bílek - Josef Čapek - Otokar Lebeda - Alfons Mucha
Image:Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark Emilie Mundt - Marie Luplau
Image:Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia Adamson-Eric - Konrad Mägi - Nikolai Triik - Eduard Wiiralt
Image:Flag of Finland.svg Finland Vaino Alfred Blomstedt - Elin Danielson-Gambogi - Johannes Haapasalo - Helene Schjerfbeck - Ellen Thesleff
Image:Flag of France.svg France Hélène de Beauvoir - Camille Claudel - André Dunoyer de Segonzac - Georges d’Espagnat - Maurice Estève - Fabien Fabiano - Charles Filiger - Paul Gauguin - Marcel Gromaire - André Guinebert - Jeanne Hébuterne - Jean Lurçat - Charles Peccatte - Joseph Rossi - Claude-Émile Schuffenecker - Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen - Edmond Tapissier
Image:Flag of Germany.svg Germany Karl Albert Buehr - Joseph Enseling - George Grosz - Hans Hofmann - Wilhelm Lehmbruck - Paula Modersohn-Becker
Image:Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary Emile Lahner - Camilla Koffler (Ylla)
Image:Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland Eileen Gray - Georgina Moutray Kyle
Image:Flag of Italy.svg Italy Romaine Brooks - Amedeo Modigliani
Image:Flag of Japan.svg Japan Seiki Kuroda - Henry Sugimoto- Keiichirô Kume
Image:Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania Aaron Harry Gorson - Jacques Lipchitz
Image:Flag of Norway.svg Norway Nikolai Astrup - Jean Heiberg - Anund Hovde - Olaf Gulbransson - Wilhelm Rasmussen - Knut Skinnarland - Aage Storstein - Jens Munthe Svendsen - Gunnar Utsond - Ingebrigt Vik - Gustav Wentzel
Image:Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Sydney Lough Thompson
Image:Flag of Poland.svg Poland Stanisław Jackowski - Max Kalish - Alfons Karpiński - Józef Mehoffer - Mela Muter - Włodzimierz Tetmajer - Max Weber - Stanisław Wyspiański
Image:Flag of Romania.svg Romania Reuven Rubin
Image:Flag of Russia.svg Russia Gleb W. Derujinsky - Alexander Golovin - Anna Golubkina - Eugene Lanceray - Konstantin Somov
Image:Flag of Spain.svg Spain Hermenegildo Anglada Camarasa
Image:Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Carl Eldh - Olga Milles - Arvid Nyholm - Jenny Nyström - Helmer Osslund - Hanna Pauli - Gustaf Theodor Wallén
Image:Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland Fritz Glarner - Louis Soutter-Max Uehlinger
Image:Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey Zühtü Müridoğlu
Image:Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay Juan José Calandria
Image:Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom Lamorna Birch - John Duncan Fergusson - Mina Loy - Laura Muntz Lyall - Cedric Morris - Samuel Peploe - Dod Procter - Robert William Service - Sydney Curnow Vosper
Image:Flag of the United States.svg United States Lucy Bacon - Cecilia Beaux - Charles Bittinger - Clara Miller Burd - George Conlon - Edward Cucuel - Rinaldo Cuneo - Charles Demuth - Eyre de Lanux - Lyonel Feininger - John Bond Francisco - Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller - Frederic Milton Grant - Marion Greenwood - Clarence Hinkle - Elizabeth Orton Jones - Walt Kuhn - Isamu Noguchi - Lilla Cabot Perry - Stanton Macdonald-Wright - Elenore Plaisted Abbott - Gordon Samstag - Alice Schille - Janet Scudder - Armstrong Sperry - Helena Sturtevant - Challis Walker - John Whorf - Charles Morris Young - Mahonri Young

Other students

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