|PAINTER, ENGRAVER, ART COLLECTOR (FRANCE)|
BORN 24 Aug 1874, Paris - DIED 2 Jan 1942, Paris|
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Passy Cimetière, 2 Rue du Commandant Schloesing (division 02 (opposite division 13))
The impressionist painter Ernest Rouart was the son of Henri
Rouart, who collected art. He studied mathematics before he
turned to painting. He was helped by Edgar Degas, who gave him
lessons and encouraged him to copy old masters at the Louvre.
Through Degas he met Julie Manet, the beautiful daughter of
Berthe Morisot and Eugène Manet, Édouard Manet's brother. They
married in 1900.|
He exhibited at the Société nationale des beaux-arts in 1899 and at the Salon des indépendants. In 1932 he organised the exhibition in honour of the centenary of Édourd Manet at the Orangerie. In 1937 and 1941 he organised exhibitions for the centenaries of Edgar Degas and Berthe Morisot.
Wife: Manet, Julie (1900-1942, Paris: Passy)
was pupil to Degas, Edgar Germain Hilaire