Frederic Soulacroix (1858-1933) lived in Rome until spring of 1863 with his parents Charles (well-known fresco painter and sculptor) and Giacinta Di Soulacroix.The family later moved to Boulogne-sur-Mer where Charles was painting the frescos in the local cathedral, then to Paris, and finally to Firenze.In 1873, at 15, Frederic entered the “Accademia di Belle Arti” of Firenze and in October 1876, he was admitted to the “Scuola di Pittura”. On June 6, 1890, Frederic married Julie Fernande Blanc in Florence.They lived in Piazza Donatello, 21, in a charming house with a rear garden.Soulacroix had three children: Olivier, George, and Amelie Florence. In 1924, Frederic Soulacroix was nominated “Officier d’Academie” by the French Authorities.In 1933, he died in Cesena. In recent sales and in pictures of his work appearing on the internet, Frederic is often confused with his father Charles Joseph Soulacroix.Frederic’s signature is however, unmistakable:his works are always signed F. Soulacroix – generally in red – while Charles always signed C. or Ch. or Charles Soulacroix. While Frederic had a vast production of paintings, his father Charles had a very limited one having started as a sculptor who soon passed to fresco painting after having suffered a painful eye illness provoked by marble dust. Photographs of Frederic’s works taken before shipment, as well as watercolours and some portraits of members of his family painted by his father Charles are now the property of the Chiaramonti family, together with many objects (clocks, sofas, chairs, etc.), which often appear in Frederic’s paintings.