BORN 12 May 1833, Briançon - DIED 9 May 1875, Lyon|
REAL NAME Chenu, Augustin Pierre Bienvenu
GRAVE LOCATION Lyon: Cimetière de Loyasse , 43, rue du Cardinal-Gerlier (61)
Fleury Chenu came to Lyons with his family in around 1846. He was a pupil of Jean-Claude Bonnefond and Michel-Philibert Genod at the École des Beaux-Arts and he worked under the animal painter L. Guy.
He debuted in the Salon in Lyons in 1854 and he first exhibited in the Salon in Paris in 1867. He was well known for scenes with people, views on the city of Lyons and snowy landscapes. One of his snow scenes was purchased by Alexandre Dumas.
Alphonse Stengelin was one of his pupils. Shortly before his 42nd birthday he died in Lyons. The Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyons has a collection of his works.
Work: "Les traînards, effet de neige" (1870, Musée d'Orsay, Paris).
was pupil to Bonnefond, Jean-Claude
was pupil to Genod, Michel-Philibert
Beyern, Bertrand, Guide des tombes d'hommes célèbres, Le Cherche Midi, Paris, 2003