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

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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.