Jean-Gabriel Domergue

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Jean-Gabriel Domergue (4 March 1889[1] – 16 November 1962[2]) was a French painter specialising in portraits of Parisian women.

Biography[edit]

Domergue was born in Bordeaux and studied at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. In 1911, he was a winner of the Prix de Rome.[2] From the 1920s onward he concentrated on portraits, and claimed to be "the inventor of the pin-up".[citation needed] He also designed clothes for the couturier Paul Poiret. From 1955 until 1962 he was the curator of the Musée Jacquemart-André, organising exhibitions of the works of Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Goya and others. Domergue was appointed a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur. He died 16 November 1962 on a Paris sidewalk.[2]

Awards[edit]

  • Knight of the Legion of Honour[1]
  • Fellow of the Academy of Fine Arts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jean-Gabriel Domergue: A brief biography and archive of paintings". Galerie Pierre & Pierre-Edouard de Souzy. Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b c The Bee[[{{subst:DATE}}|{{subst:DATE}}]] [disambiguation needed]. 17 November 1962. p. 10 http://newspaperarchive.com/the-bee/1962-11-17/page-10/ |url= missing title (help). 
  • Soyer, Gerard-Louis (1984). Jean-Gabriel Domergue, l'art et la mode (in French). Editions Sous le vent. ISBN 285889034X. 

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