BORN 17 Jul 1873, Capri, Campania - DIED 12 Nov 1965, Paris, 17e|
BIRTH NAME Benner, Emmanuel Michel
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 64, avenue Circulaire, ligne 05, numéro 29)
Many Benner was the son of the painter Jean Benner and the nephew of the painter Emmanuel Benner. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and he was taught by Benjamin-Constant, Tony Robert-Fleury, Jean-Jacques Henner and Jules Lefebvre. He won a second Grand Prix the Rome. In 1891 he first exhibited at the Salon des artistes français and he was awarded a medal of honor there in 1897. In 1903 he travelled to Italy, Greece and Spain.
He was awarded the Légion d'honneur in 1925 and he became the conservator of the musée national Jean-Jacques Henner in Paris. He often painted in Capri, where his maternal family came from. During the Second World War he lived in Albi. He died in 1965 in Paris.
Father: Benner, Jean
was pupil to Benjamin-Constant, Jean-Joseph
was pupil to Henner, Jean-Jacques
was pupil to Lefebvre, Jules
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