Henri Fantin-Latour

1836-1904 France/Realism

 

Brief Biography-Henri Fantin-Latour, the portraitist and painter of flowers was born in Grenoble in 1836. His father, Jean-Théodore, was an artist and tutored Henri in his youth. He enrolled in the Petite École de Dessin in Paris for a year in 1850. In 1854, he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts for a short period and went on to work under Gustave Courbet. He spent most of his time copying the works of the old masters in the louvre. He became acquainted with many of the impressionist artists of the time, however his style remained conformist. James McNeill Whistler, introduced him to patrons in London who furthered his career. In his later years, he concentrated on doing illustrations based on the works of composers, such as Richard Wagner and Schumann. His wife Victoria Dubourg was also a painter.

 

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a studio in the
batignolles quarter

a studio in the batignolles quarter


by the table

by the table


charlotte dubourg

charlotte dubourg


corner of the table

corner of the table


danae

danae


flowers and fruit

flowers and fruit

hommage to
delacroix

hommage to delacroix


naiad

naiad


peonies

peonies


portrait of sonia

portrait of sonia


self portrait

self portrait

a carafe flowers
and fruit

still life with a carafe flowers and fruit

still life with
flowers and fruit

still life with flowers and fruit

still with flowers
and fruit

still with flowers and fruit

temptation of saint
anthony

temptation of saint anthony


the reading

the reading


vase of roses

vase of roses