Carrière, Eugène

PAINTER, ENGRAVER, LITHOGRAPHER (FRANCE)
BORN 29 Jan 1849, Gournay-sur-Marne, Seine-et-Oise - DIED 27 Mar 1906, Paris: Villa des Arts
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montparnasse Cimetière (division 06)

Eugène Carrière was the son of an insurance seller and grew up in Strasbourg. After a visit to Paris he was so impressed by the works of Rubens in the Louvre that he decided to become a painter himself. He was educated at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

During the war of 1870 he was imprisoned, but after the war ended he resumed his studies under the direction of Alexandre Cabanel. In 1878 he exhibited at the Salon, but his work was hardly noticed. Until 1889 he frequently had to work for printers to feed his family.

During the 1880s he became friendly with Rodin, who also supported his work. His portraits of Alphonse Daudet and Paul Verlaine are now in the Louvre. He also painted Clemenceau, Rodin and Anatole France. Around 1900 he was a man of importance and Matisse and Derain were among his pupils at the Academy.

Related persons
• painted Bréval, Lucienne
• painted Daudet, Alphonse
• knew Duncan, Isadora
• painted France, Anatole
• was teacher to Laurencin, Marie
• was teacher to Matisse, Henri
• was a friend of Rodin, Auguste
• painted Rodin, Auguste
• painted Verlaine, Paul Marie

Sources
• Le Clère, Marcel, Cimetières & Sepultures de Paris, Hachette, Paris, 1978
Eugène Carrière, artiste du 19ème siècle entre tradition et modernité - Eugène Carrière

Images

The grave of Eugène Carrière at Montparnasse Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (18 May 2005)

 

The grave of Eugène Carrière at Montparnasse Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (18 May 2005)

 

Statue of Eugène Carrière at the corner of the Rue Junot and the Rue Caulaincourt in Paris.
Picture by Androom (06 Nov 2016)

 


Carriès, Jean-Joseph

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 20 Nov 2016