|PAINTER, POET (FRANCE)|
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).
was admired by Denis, Maurice
was pupil to Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique
was admired by Puvis de Chavannes, Pierre
admired Shakespeare, William