Alfred Agache

Alfred Agache(29 August 1843 – 15 September 1915

Alfred Agache
(29 August 1843 – 15 September 1915

Style: Portraits, Allegorical

Background:  Alfred-Pierre Joseph Agache or simly known as Alfred Agache was born in Lille, France on 29 August 1843 and exhibited his work frequently in Paris until his death on 15 September 1915.

Education: He seems to have specialized in portraits and large-scale allegorical  paintings. He was a member of the Society of French Artits.

Achievements: Two of his pieces, “Vanity” and “The Annunciation”, were shown at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893. He was awarded the Legion d’honneur. 

One of his famous paintings; L’Épee (“The Sword”), painted in 1896, includes the Latin phrase “PRO IUSTITIA TANTUM” (“On behalf of Justice Only”) to represent that violence should be used only by Justice. It was displayed at the Paris Salon that year. It was purchased by the Canadian National Exhibition  (CNE) in 1916 from an exhibition of paintings that were currently on loan from France.

Famous Works: 

Alfred Agache - Enigme

Alfred Agache – Enigme

Alfred Agache - Etude de vieille femme

Alfred Agache – Etude de vieille femme

Alfred Agache - the Greek Fates

Alfred Agache – the Greek Fates

Alfred Agache- Portrait of Young Woman

Alfred Agache- Portrait of Young Woman

Alfred Agache- Sword

Alfred Agache- Sword