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Académie Colarossi

The Académie Colarossi was an art school in Paris, France, established in the nineteenth century as an alternative to the official Ecole des Beaux Arts

William Gear, ‘Landscape Structure’ 1948
William Gear
Landscape Structure 1948
Tate
© The estate of William Gear

Comparable to, but slightly less famous than its rival the Académie Julian. The Colarossi, like the Julian admitted women and allowed them to draw from the nude male model.

Artists represented in Tate’s collection who attended the school include John Banting, William Gear, George Grosz, Elsie Henderson, Hans Hofmann and Samuel Peploe.

Selected artists in the Collection

Selected artworks in the Collection

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