Janmot, Louis

BORN 21 May 1814, Lyon - DIED 1 Jun 1892, Lyon
REAL NAME Janmot, Anne-François-Louis
GRAVE LOCATION Lyon: Cimetière de Loyasse , 43, rue du Cardinal-Gerlier (allée 11, a droit)

Painter whose work is in between romanticism and symbolism. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, France. In 1833 he moved to Paris to study with Victor Orsel at the Parisian École des Beaux-Arts. He was also a student in the studio's of Ingres in Rome and Paris. He admired the works of Shakespeare and Dante.

He received many commissions for church decorations and his works reminds of the Nazarenes and the Pre-Raphaelites. During his life he was obsessively afraid that he wouldn't be able to finish his series of "Poème" paintings before he would die. He did finish the cycle of 18 paintings and 16 drawings, but it took him forty years.

Work: "Poème de l'âme - Cauchemar" (c.1854, Musée des Beaux-arts, Lyon).

Related persons
• was admired by Denis, Maurice
• was pupil to Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique
• was admired by Puvis de Chavannes, Pierre
• admired Shakespeare, William


The grave of Louis Janmot at the Loyasse Cimetière, Lyon.
Picture by Androom (03 Dec 2007)


"Le Poème de l'âme": Rayons de soleil" (detail).
(Lyon: Musée des Beaux-Arts)

"Fleur des champs" (detail).
   (1845, Lyon: Musée des Beaux-Arts)

ARC / Anne-Francois-Louis Janmot
Lyoner Prominente - Louis-Francois Janmot -

Jannings, Emil

Published: 16 Dec 2007
Last update: 23 Dec 2007