Francois-Joseph Navez

François-Joseph Navez (Charleroi, 1787 - Brussels, 1869) was a Belgian neo-classical painter.


A pupil of Jacques-Louis David, he spent five years in Italy between 1817 and 1822. Between 1835 and 1862 he was the director of the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.


He was a very successful portrait painter. He also painted many mythological and historic subjects.


The orientalist painter Jean-François Portaels was his pupil (and son-in-law).





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