Huet, Paul

PAINTER (FRANCE)
BORN 3 Oct 1803, Paris - DIED 9 Jan 1869, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montparnasse Cimetière (division 3)

Paul Huet was a leading landscape painter with a direct approach to nature. He was a pupil of Pierre Narcisse Guérin (1819-1822) and of Antoine Gros. He admired the work of John Constable.

He was a friend of Eugène Delacroix (whom he had met in 1822) and Richard Bonington, with whom he painted around Trouville and Honfleur. Another friend, Auguste Préault, designed the medal on his tombstone.

After a difficult start at the Salon, where he debuted in 1827 with "Views around La Fère", his works were received in 1831 and this enabled him to exhibit every year. In 1836 he became drawing teacher to the Duchess of Orléans. In 1841 he received the Légion d'honneur. He travelled to France, Italy, England and the Netherlands.

Work: "The Abyss" (1861).

Related persons
• was influenced by Constable, John
• was pupil to Gros, Antoine-Jean

Sources
Schilderkunst van A tot Z, REBO, Lisse, 1990
• Beyern, Bertrand, Guide des Cimetières en France, Le Cherche Midi Éditeur, Paris, 1994

Images

The grave of Paul Huet at the Montparnasse cemetery, Paris.
Picture by Androom (27 Aug 2001)

 


Hufeland, Christoph Wilhelm

Published: 1 Jun 2009
Last update: 1 Jun 2009