Chabas, Paul Émile

Chabas, Paul Émile pōl āmēlˈ shäbäsˈ [key], 1869–1937, French academic painter. He is remembered chiefly for his nude, September Morn, which created a sensation when it was exhibited in 1912. It was sold to a Russian, hidden during the Russian Revolution, and in 1935 rediscovered in a private collection in Paris. It is now owned by the Metropolitan Museum.

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