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Jules Tavernier 

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Crossing the Prairie

Artist's Biography

Jules Tavernier began his career in Paris, as a student at the École des Beaux Arts and as an exhibitor at the Salon.  He emigrated to America after the Franco-Prussian War and was dispatched to San Francisco in 1874 to do illustrations for articles in Harper’s Weekly.  Tavernier found the culture and environment so stimulating that he made San Francisco his permanent home.  A true bon vivant, he was particularly attracted to the activities of the newly-founded Bohemian Club.  As a friend remembered after the turn of the century, “He was a prince of Bohemians, a Bohemian to the Queen’s taste...”  Tavernier was a versatile painter, feeling equally at home doing landscapes, portraits and genre paintings.



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