Academy academie colarossi


An art school in Paris, France, founded in the 19th century by Filippo Colarossi, an Italian sculptor. Progressive, it was known for its life model classes and unlike other academies, allowed women into these classes. The school closed in the 1930s, and Colarossi's wife burned the school archives out of bitterness with her husband's infidelity. American students included Thomas Hart Benton, Guy Pene Du Bois, George Aldrich, Cecilia Beaux, Myron Barlow, Charles Demuth, Bradley Tomlin, and Max Weber. Sources:; AskART database