Dehodencq, Alfred

BORN 22 Apr 1822, Paris - DIED 3 Jan 1882, Paris
BIRTH NAME Dehodencq, Edmé Alexis Alfred
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 22)

The orientalist painter Alfred Dehodencq was the son of Pierre-Alexis Dehodencq and his wife Aimée-Félicité. At the École des beaux-arts de Paris he studied in the studio of Léon Cogniet. In 1848 he was wounded during the revolution. He spent the next five years in Spain. From there he moved to Morocco, where he stayed for nine years, from 1854 to 1863. In 1857 he married Marie-Amalda Calderon y Sarmiento from Cadiz. He painted many Andalusian and North African scenes. In 1860 he created his painting "Exécution d'une juive au Maroc".

In 1863 he settled in Paris with his wife and son Edmond. Georges-Antoine Rochegrosse became his pupil there and in 1870 he received the Légion d'honneur. During his last years he mostly painted portraits. His portraits of children were an influence to Auguste Renoir. After a long illness he committed suicide in Paris in 1882.

His Edmond was born in in 1860, became his pupil and first exhibited aged eleven. Edmond died in 1887, also in Paris.

Related persons
• was pupil of Cogniet, Léon


The grave of Alfred Dehodencq at the Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)


Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Alfred Dehodencq — Wikipédia

Deibel, Rosemarie

Published: 16 Dec 2018
Last update: 16 Dec 2018