Alfred-Emile Stevens (May, 11, 1823 - August, 24, 1906) was a Belgian painter. He lived and exhibited mainly in Paris and was famous for exquisite pictures depicting elegant ladies in sophisticated and romantic surroundings and marine paintings. His style was close to that of Impressionism. He was close friends with Claude Manet and James Whistler. His brother Joseph (1816-1892) was also a prolific painter as well as his son Leopold (1866-1935). Among his famous paintings are the following: "Lady in Pink", "Miss Fauvette", "Ophelia", "the Japanese Mask", "The Four Seasons", etc.