Augustin Félix Fortin

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Sculptures of the Fontaine Desaix, ca. 1802, originally in the Place Dauphine, now relocated to Riom
Charity, bas relief at 46-48 rue de Sévigné - Paris

Augustin Félix Fortin, a French painter of landscapes, and of genre and historical subjects, was born in Paris in 1763, and studied under his uncle, the sculptor Félix Lecomte. He was, however, chiefly noted for his sculpture, for which he obtained the Prix de Rome in 1783. He became a member of the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture in 1789, and died in Paris in 1832.

Among his paintings are:

  • Invocation to Nature.
  • A Satyr.
  • Lesbia.


This article incorporates text from the article "FORTIN, Augustin Félix" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.