BORN 12 Oct 1860, Paris - DIED 5 Dec 1924, Paris|
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 33)
Louis-Jules Dumoulin was the son of the painter Eugène Dumoulin. He was a landscape painter known for his panoramas. In 1888 he travelled to Japan for an official government mission and after his return in Paris he exhibited many paintings inspired by his travels. When Vincent van Gogh saw his paintings he was deeply impressed. In 1891 he became official painter of the navy and he became a firm believer of colonial expansion through art.
In 1896 he undertook a long journey to Egypt, India, China, Spain, South-America and further countries. He used the material from the Panorama du tour du monde that he created together with Gaston Ernest Marché and Alexandre Marcel for the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1900.
More journeys followed. He was an enthousiastic photographer and also bought photographs during his travels. In 1898 he became a Chevalier de la légion d’honneur and in 1906 and Officier. In 1908 he founded the Société Coloniale des Artistes Français and he was its president until his death. In 1912 he painted a panorama of the Battle of Waterloo. He died in 1924 in Paris.
Beyern, Bertrand, Guide des tombes d'hommes célèbres, Le Cherche Midi, Paris, 2008
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