Fragonard, Alexandre-Évariste

PAINTER, SCULPTOR (FRANCE)
BORN 26 Oct 1780, Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes - DIED 10 Nov 1850, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 21)

Alexandre-Évariste Fragonard was the son of the famous painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard. Possibly the painter Marguerite Gérard was his mother, but he was raised by his father's wife Marie-Anne Fragonard, who was Marguerite's sister. He was trained as a painter by his father and by Jacques-Louis David.

His painting "François Ier armé chevalier" is at the Louvre in Paris and he painted "François Ier recevant le Primatice" for a ceiling of that same Louvre. He also worked as a sculptor and he created the pediment of the Chambre des Députés as well as a large statue of Pichegru at Besancón in 1829. This statue no longer exists.

Related persons
• was pupil to David, Jacques-Louis

Images

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

 

Sources
Alexandre-Évariste Fragonard - Wikipedia


France, Anatole

Published: 29 Sep 2019
Last update: 29 Sep 2019