In 1874, Amélie Beaury-Saurel (1848-1924) enrolled at the Académie Julian, and later went on to manage the expenses for the women’s studio and served as an intermediary between instructors and students. In 1895, she married the founder of the Académie, Rodolphe Julian, and continued her artistic career, achieving noted success as a portraitist. She earned medals for her submissions to the 1885 Paris Salon and the 1889 Exposition Universelle. After Julian’s death in 1907, Beaury-Saurel became director of the Académie, a position she held until her death in 1924.
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