Julien Dupré was a pupil of Pils and Lehmann. He took part in the Salon from 1876 to 1881, obtaining a third class medal in 1880 and a second class medal in 1881. He was awarded a silver medal at the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris and was decorated with the Légion d'Honneur in 1892.
Early in his career, Dupré was essentially a landscape painter. He devoting himself to animal painting from 1881.
Museum and Gallery Holdings
Carcassonne: In the Meadow
Grenoble: Valley at Archelles
Le Mans: Sheaf Binders
New York (Metropolitan Mus. of Art): Ball
Paris (MAM): White Cow; Mowers
Paris (Mus. du Petit Palais): Milking
Prague: Hay Tedder
St Louis (GA, Washington University): Haying Scene (1882, oil on canvas); Out at Pasture (1882, oil on canvas/aluminium)