1648 - ?

Beaux-Arts de Paris was founded in 1648 as the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture and is France's elite institution of instruction in the arts. Its program was structured around a series of anonymous competitions that culminated in the grand prix de l'Académie Royale, more familiar as the Grand Prix de Rome, for its winner was awarded a bourse and a place at the French Academy in Rome. With his final admission into the Académie, a new member had to present his fellow academicians a morceau de réception, a painting or sculpture that demonstrated his learning, intelligence, and proficiency in his art. In 1793, during the French Revolution, the Académie Royale and the grand prix de l'Académie Royale were abolished, but in 1797, the Prix de Rome was re-established. Beaux-Arts de Paris provides the highest level of training in contemporary art production and many world-renowned artists have either taught or studied at this institution. Today, studies include painting, installation, graphic arts, photography, sculpture, digital media and video. The faculty is made up of recognized international artists and is located in Paris at 14 rue Bonaparte, between the quai Malaquais and the rue Bonaparte, in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Près, just across the Seine from the Louvre museum. The School buildings have architectural interest and house prestigious historical collections and an extensive fine arts library.
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