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Jules Eugene Pages is best known for his impressionist landscapes and cityscapes, especially paintings set in Northern California and France. He painted many views of San Francisco, where he was born in 1867. Pages originally worked in San Francisco as an apprentice engraver in his father’s business, then left for France at the age of 21 to study at the Academie Julian. He eventually became a teacher at the Academie, and served as its Director. He exhibited in 1895 at the Paris Salon, with honorable mention, and won Gold Medals there in 1899 and 1905.
He spent most of his career in France, 40 years, though he returned to San Francisco frequently to paint and exhibit his works. He was influential in introducing the Impressionist style of painting to Northern California, and exhibited at the Panama Pacific International Exposition in 1915. He was a member of the Bohemian Club and had a solo exhibition there in 1924. After his death in 1946, his long, successful career was celebrated with a memorial exhibition at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in his native San Francisco.