Born 1836, Grenoble, France.
Died 1904.

Born in Grenoble, France, Henri Fantin-Latour studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, and achieved fame as a painter and lithographer celebrated for his delicate flower paintings and portraits of Parisian artists.

Married to the Parisian flower painter Victoria Dubourg, Fantin-Latour was an associate of Whistler and the Impressionists. Although he painted portraits of Manet, Monet and Renoir, Fantin-Latour was a traditional painter who did not share their progressive techniques.

Despite his largely realist style, throughout his career he produced a body of symbolist work on mythological themes that contrasted significantly with his more mainstream portraits and still-life.

Henri Fantin-Latour (1836 – 1904)

Born 1836, Grenoble, France. Died 1904. Born in Grenoble, France, Henri Fantin-Latour studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, and achieved fame as a painter and lithographer celebrated for his delicate flower paintings and portraits of Parisian artists. Married to the Parisian flower painter Victoria Dubourg, Fantin-Latour was an associate of Whistler and the Impressionists. Although he painted portraits of Manet, Monet and Renoir, Fantin-Latour was a traditional painter who did not share their progressive techniques. Despite his largely realist style, throughout his career he produced a body of symbolist work on mythological themes that contrasted significantly with his more mainstream portraits and still-life.

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