The New International Encyclopædia/Lévy, Emile

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LEVY, lắ'vḗ', Emile (1820-90). A French genre and portrait painter. He was born in Paris, August 29, 1826. He was a pupil of Abel de Pujol and Picot, and studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1854. On his return from Italy he settled in Paris, and devoted himself to portrait painting. He exhibited in the Salon, receiving a first-class medal in 1878, and the Legion of Honor in 1867. Among the more important of his works are: “Noah Cursing Canaan” (1855); “Supper of the Martyrs” (1859); “Death of Orpheus” (1866), Luxembourg Museum; “Love and Folly” (1874); “Infancy” (1885); “The Elements,” Salon of Ministry of State, Louvre; “Presentation of the Virgin,” Trinity Church, Paris.