JULES PAGES Biography
Painter. Born in San Francisco, California on May 16, 1867. Raised in the artistic milieu of his father's engraving business, Pages worked there as an apprentice. In 1888 he sailed to Paris to study at Academie Julian under Lefebvre, Constant and Fleury. After returning to San Francisco, he worked as an illustrator for the Examiner and Call newspapers. Upon returning to Paris in 1902, he began teaching night classes at the Academie Julian and served as its director. Pages gained international recognition while in France and was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1910. In 1915 he exhibited at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition and was a member of the International Jury of Awards. Although he remained in France for 40 years, he returned to his native city often to visit and exhibit. At the outbreak of World War II, Pages returned to San Francisco and remained until his death on May 22, 1946.
Member: Bohemian Club; International Society of Sculptors and Painters, Paris. Exhibited: Bohemian Club, 1924 (solo); California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1946 (memorial).
Awards: Honorable Mention, Paris Salon, 1895, gold medals, 1899-1905. Works held: California Historical Society; San Diego Museum; Mills College, Oakland; Oakland Museum; de Young Museum; Museum of Pau, France; Museum of Toulouse, France; Luxembourg Museum, Paris; Bohemian Club (San Francisco); California Palace of the Legion of Honor.
American Art Annual 1919-33; Benezit; Feilding's Dictionary of American Painters and Sculptors; Development of Modern Art in Northern California; Who's Who in American Art, 1936-41; Panama-Pacific International Exposition catalogue; California Design, 1910.
Edan Hughes, Artists in California, 1786-1940