Henri Fantin-Latour, Vase of Peonies, 1881, oil on canvas, Honolulu Museum of Art, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. Henri Fantin-Latour, Vase of Peonies, 1881, oil on canvas, Honolulu Museum of Art, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Happy Birthday Henri Fantin-Latour

Henri Fantin-Latour

French Realist

Ignace Henri Jean Théodore Fantin-Latour was born in Grenoble France on January 14th, 1836.  In 1854, he moved to Paris to study at the École des Beaux-Arts, where he befriended the American expatriate James Abbott McNeill Whistler, who sold many of his still-life paintings in England.

Fantin-Latour died on August 25, 1904 of lyme disease.

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