Albert Maignan

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Albert Maignan
Photographie d'Albert Maignan.jpg
Albert Maignan (1845–1908) by Pierre Petit in the Félix Potin collection.
Born Albert Pierre René Maignan
14 October 1845
Died 29 September 1908
Nationality French
Education Under Jules Noël, Évariste Vital Luminais
Known for Painting
Notable work(s) Homage to Clovis II, Louis IX consoling a leper
Movement History painting
Awards Médaille d'or in 1889, Légion d'honneur in 1895.

Albert Pierre René Maignan (Beaumont-sur-Sarthe 14 October 1845 – 29 September 1908 Saint-Prix) was a French painter and historical illustrator. Most of his work was devoted to historical subjects, but he also painted portraits.

In 1864, at the age of 19, Maignan left his home to study law in Paris, where he graduated in 1866. During his studies, he devoted himself to his first love, painting.

In 1867 his work was accepted by the Salon of French Artists, where he exhibited regularly throughout his life. In 1869, he entered the studio of Évariste Vital Luminais.

He received a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle (1889) and the Legion of Honor in 1895.

He participated with other artists in the decoration of the Opera-Comique in Paris in 1898.



  • Dominique Mallet, Albert Maignan et son oeuvre. Conférence au Mans le 14 novembre 1912.
  • Albert Maignan, Albert Maignan, peintre. Collection Félix Potin.

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