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born 1860 - died 1892
Student of: Thomas Eakins (1844-1916)
PEEL, PAUL, painter; b. 7 Nov. 1860 in London, Upper Canada, son of John Robert Peel and Amelia Margaret Hall; m. 16 Jan.
1886 Isaure Fanchette Verdier in Willesden (London), England, and they had one son and one daughter; d. 3 Oct. 1892 in Paris.
In the early 1850s his parents, both of whom were born in England, settled in London, Upper Canada,
where his father quickly prospered as a stone-carver and drawing instructor. The eight Peel children were provided with a
supportive and artistic family milieu; Canadian artist Paul Peel and his sister Mildred especially flourished
under their father’s tutelage. In 1875 the painter became a pupil of the English-born landscape
and portrait painter William Lees Judson, who instructed him in the rudiments of the
predominant style of the day, called academic art, and encouraged him to paint outdoors. One of
Canadian artist paintings dating from
his two years under Judson won a prize at London’s Western Fair in September 1876.
In July 1890 Peel made a trip home to see his dying mother. Paul Peel did some oil sketching around southern Ontario and at Quebec in a light-filled
Impressionist mode, and organized an exhibition of 32 of Canadian artists
paintings at London’s Tecumseh House Hotel towards the end of September. More important, Paul
Peel held an auction of 57 paintings in Toronto in mid October, a sale which realized $2,746. Although contemporaries generally felt that the
Canadian paintings had
sold for less than their true value, scholars continue to disagree about whether this amount constituted an adequate reward for Peel’s efforts, and no comment
from the artist himself has survived. In November Paul Peel left for France.
The next two years witnessed a further consolidation of Canadian art and reputation.
Paul Peel spent the summers with his family in Denmark and continued to exhibit at the
Salon (La jeunesse in 1891 and Les jumelles in 1892) as well as in Toronto. In late
September 1892 Paul Peel suddenly fell ill in Paris and died on 3 October, possibly of influenza.
Although the Canadian artist left a substantial body of work, Paul Peel must be seen as a talented painter
at the threshold of achieving his full artistic maturity. Despite a certain
unevenness often found in the painting of young Canadian painting artists, Peel’s creative output made him, in
his day, perhaps Canada’s best-known painter in Europe. His frequent displays of
technical virtuosity, especially in the depiction of the human body, his adherence
to the conservative tenets of the juste milieu, and his fascination with domestic
scenes of women and children - always touching, occasionally erotic - perfectly
reflect 19th-century European bourgeois values and the artistic concerns of most of
his generation. Peel’s considerable popularity in Canada today rests on a few
pictures in just such a mode. However sentimental, they continue to strike immediate chords.
The author gratefully acknowledges Victoria Baker’s exhibition catalogue
Canadian artist Paul
Peel: a retrospective, 1860–1892 (London, Ont., 1986), the most complete
publication on Paul Peel to date. Although extremely thorough in its
presentation of factual information, and extensively illustrated, the catalogue
falls short of properly establishing the North American and European artistic
and social contexts for his career and hence of interpreting Canadian paintings
fully. Aleksa Čelebonović, The heyday of Salon painting: masterpieces of
bourgeois realism (London, 1974), H. B. Weinberg, The American pupils of
Jean Léon Gérôme (Fort Worth, Tex., 1984),
and Brain Dijkstra, Idols of perversity: fantasies of feminine evil in
fin-de-siècle culture (New York, 1986) are but three publications which
supplement the catalogue in this area. d.w..
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