Léon Joseph Florentin Bonnat

1833-1922- France Portraitist

 

Brief Biography-Léon Joseph Florentin Bonnat from Bayonne, France lived in Madrid from the age of twelve until 1853. He studied under Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta in Madrid and went on to work in the studios of Paul Delaroche and Léon Cogniet in Paris. He was influenced by the works of many Spanish artists and also by masters such as Titian and Van Dyke.
He won a scholarship in Bayonne which enabled him to study in Rome for three years. In Paris he established himself as a highly successful portraitist and became a Grand Officer of the Légion d'honneur and professor at the Ecole de Beaux Arts.
In his native Bayonne he built a Museum which includes his personal collection of works from all over Europe by the Old Masters.
Bonnat influenced painters like Georg von Rosen and tutored a great number of successful artists such as Béraud, Sargent, Caillebotte, Eakins, Brožík, Toulouse-Lautrec, Munch and many more. He died in Monchy-Saint-Éloi in 1922

 

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charles ephrussi

charles ephrussi


female head

female head

henri eugene philippe
emmanuel d'orleans

henri eugene philippe emmanuel d'orleans duke of aumale in the uniform of the legion of honor


idylle

idylle


italian woman

italian woman


madame pasca

madame pasca


mary sears

mary sears


portrait of a man

 portrait of a man

portrait of architect
f delarue

portrait of architect f. delarue

portrait of monsieur
allard

 portrait of monsieur allard

portrait
of woman

 portrait of woman

president armand
fallieres

president armand fallieres by Léon Joseph Florentin Bonnat

prince vyacheslav
nikolaevich tenishev

prince vyacheslav nikolaevich tenishev

roman girl at
a fountain

roman girl at a fountain

rose caron in the
role of salammbo

rose caron in the role of salammbo


self portrait

 self portrait

the glorification of
the arts

the glorification of the arts paris town hall

the raising of
lazarus

the raising of lazarus

Egyptian peasant
woman and her child

Egyptian peasant woman and her child

giotto
keeping goats

giotto keeping goats

arab sheikhs in
the mountains

arab sheikhs in the mountains


sleeping girl

 sleeping girl