1867 - ?

The Académie Julian was a private art school for painting and sculpture founded in Paris, France, in 1867 by French painter and teacher Rodolphe Julian (1839–1907) that was active from 1868 through 1968. It remained famous for the number and quality of artists who attended during the early twentieth century. In 1880 women were accepted by the new Académie Julian as were foreign applicants who had been deterred from entering the École Des Beaux Arts by the stringent French language examination. Men and women were initially trained separately, and women participated in the same studies as men, including drawing and painting of nude models. It nurtured some of the best artists of the day. After 1968, it integrated with ESAG Penninghen in Paris.