École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon

The École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon is a school of art and design in Lyon, located in Les Subsistances, in the 1st arrondissement of Lyon, in the Rhône-Alpes region of France. It is part of the École des Beaux-Arts tradition, that established the Beaux-Arts architecture style.


It was founded in 1756 by abbé Lacroix-Laval and a group of art lovers. The school of drawing was free of charge and, owing to its royal charter for academies in the provinces, in 1780 it became the École Royale académique de dessin et géométrie and became one of the earliest French art schools outside Paris.[1]

Recent DirectorsEdit

  • 1960-1974 : Jean Coquet
  • 1974-1992 : Philippe Nahoum
  • 1992-1998 : Guy Issanjou
  • 1998-2011 : Yves Robert
  • 2011- ... : Emmanuel Tibloux

Notable teachersEdit

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ Chaudenneret 2007, p. 30

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Coordinates: 45°46′06″N 4°49′01″E / 45.76833°N 4.81694°E / 45.76833; 4.81694