Henri Alphonse Barnoin

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Fontaine Sainte-Barbe by Henri Barnoin

Henri Alphonse Barnoin (1882 – 1940) was a French painter born in Paris. Although he initially studied with Luc-Olivier Merson, it was his second teacher, Emile Dameron, who became a more significant influence on his artistic style, attracting Barnoin to Impressionism. Among Barnoin's favored subjects were marine, harbour, and coastal scenes, mostly painted in the rich settings of Brittany which Alfred Marzin also painted. This is exemplified in his painting Fishing Harbour, Concarneau, Brittany.

Barnoin began exhibiting his art at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1909, winning an honourable mention the same year. He went on to win a silver medal in 1921, and a gold medal at the Salon in 1935 (Source: Odon Wagner Gallery). He died in Paris in 1940.

Some of Barnoin's most famous works are A Brittany harbour, La promenade en barque, Pardon de St. Fiacre, Bretagne and Débarquement de la pêche au Passage-Lanriec. His popularity and the demand for his works have grown since the late 20th century.