|POET, PLAYWRIGHT (FRANCE)|
BORN 17 Jul 1839, Paris - DIED 1 Feb 1927, Paris|
BIRTH NAME Petitdidier, Léon-Émile
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 11 (chemin Méhul))
Émile Blémont was mostly active as a poet but also as a playwright. He was friend of Victor Hugo and of Arthur Rimbaud. In 1872 he founded "La Renaissance littéraire et artistique" in which he published Rimbaud's sonnet "Voyelles" and a French translation of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass". He founded and directed several other publications and published a significant amount of volumes of poetry. He is depicted on Fantin-Latour's group portrait "Un coin de table". He bought the painting and offered it to the Louvre in 1910.
owned work of Fantin-Latour, Henri
Ã‰mile BlÃ©mont â€” WikipÃ©dia