BORN 5 Mar 1829, Bernwiller, Alsace - DIED 23 Jul 1905, Paris|
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 05)
Jean-Jaques Henner was the son of farmers. He studied in Paris under Picot and Drolling and in 1859 he won the Prix de Rome with "Adam et Eve trouvant le corps d'Abel". In Italy he wqs guided by Flandrin and he studied the works of Titian and Corregio. After his return to Paris he painted female subjects and he became a succesful portrait painter. The flesh in his nude paintings was white, even turning to blue in later times. He was also known for religous subjects. His painting "Bather Asleep" was shown in the Salon of 1863. "Chaste Susanne" (1865) is now in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.
In 1873 he became a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour and in 1889 he received the commandership of that order. He was elected into the Institut de France in 1889, succeeding Cabanel. In 1900 he reieved a Grand Prix for painting at the Exposition Universelle in Paris.
was sculpted by Dubois, Paul
was teacher to La Lyre, Adolphe
was teacher to Schwartze, Thérèse
Beyern, Bertrand, Guide des Cimetières en France, Le Cherche Midi Éditeur, Paris, 1994
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909