BORN 3 Oct 1803, Paris - DIED 9 Jan 1869, Paris|
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montparnasse Cimetière (division 03)
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).
was influenced by Constable, John
was pupil to Gros, Antoine-Jean
Beyern, Bertrand, Guide des Cimetières en France, Le Cherche Midi Éditeur, Paris, 1994
Schilderkunst van A tot Z, REBO, Lisse, 1990