Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hipolito Boaventura Caron

Boa Viagem Beach, Niteroi
oil on canvas
50.2 × 75 cm
Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hipolito Boaventura Caron (1862-1892) was a Brazilian painter and designer. In 1880, he enrolled at the Academia Imperial de Belas Artes. In 1883, he and several others withdrew from the Academy and established an outdoor school devoted to plein-air painting. In 1884, he won a Gold Medal at the Exposicao Geral de Belas Artes. In 1885, he visited France to study landscape painting. He remained there for three years, travelling throughout Brittany and Normandy. Upon his return, he toured Minas Gerais and received several commissions for decorations, including murals. From 1890 to 1891, he lived in Sabara. Continuing to travel between Minas Gerais and Juiz de Fora, working on commissions, he returned from one trip ill with yellow fever and died soon after.