Henner, Jean-Jacques

BORN 5 Mar 1829, Bernwiller, Alsace - DIED 23 Jul 1905, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 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 successful 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.

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The grave of Jean-Jacques Henner at Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (19 May 2005)


Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Jean-Jacques Henner — Wikipédia

Hennings, Emmy

Published: 30 Nov 2014
Last update: 30 Dec 2023