Stevens, Alfred Émile, 1823–1906, Belgian portrait and genre painter. He often lived in Paris and exhibited there regularly. His chief subjects, painted with admirable technique and color, were society women, fashionable Parisian interiors, and marine scenes. His Japanese Robe is in the Metropolitan Museum, and he is well represented in museums in Brussels and Marseilles. He is the author of Impressions sur la peinture (1886).
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.