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Henri Blanc-Fontaine (1819-1897) : une carrière de peintre en province au XIXe siècle

Abstract : Henri Blanc-Fontaine (1819-1895) is an artist who applies to all painting genres. He receives a first eclectic training in Grenoble in his cousin’s paint shop. Then he pursues his studies in the famous Léon Cogniet paint shop in Paris. He goes in Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Paris and perfects his training. He comes back in his hometown in 1848 and starts his career. Throughout his life, he participates in a series of exhibitions in the Dauphiné and in France. He receives commands from Grenoble city which giving an official nature of his career. He finds his place in the local artists group with which he maintains a friendship. Lovers of his region, keen on travels and readings, those inspirations are found in his painting production and give it all its value. Painter of the Dauphiné, Henri Blanc-Fontaine is inspired by contemporary artists and by the painters of the past that gives an original way of his art. This essay aims for reveal the career of this local artist forgotten by our contemporary and gives him his place within the pictorial French production of the nineteenth century.
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Caroline Lenoir. Henri Blanc-Fontaine (1819-1897) : une carrière de peintre en province au XIXe siècle. Histoire. 2013. ⟨dumas-01145917⟩



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