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Born in Belgium and initially successful there, Stevens chose to spend his adult life in Paris where he was a comrade of the French Impressionists. Though never actually one of them, he embraced many of their artistic innovations, including the broken brushwork, dark swaths of background color, and the Japanese elements evident in The Pink Lady. His blend of a traditional academic style with the fresh techniques of the Impressionists became enormously popular with members of the haute bourgeoisie (upper middle class) who wished to be artistically fashionable without being avant-garde. Respected in both conservative and liberal artistic circles, he...
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