Jean Benner-Fries

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Jean Benner-Fries, also known as Jean Benner and Jean Benner the elder, (1796–1849) was a French painter and textile designer.[1]

Early life[edit]

He was born in Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin, Alsace.[1]


Throughout his life, he worked in Paris and England, but was most active in his native town, where the Musée de l'Impression des Étoffes de Mulhouse contains many of his works.[citation needed] He was a naturalist painter, with exotic flowers a preferred subject.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Benner-Fries was the father of twin sons, Emmanuel and Jean Benner, themselves both painters, whose works were exhibited at the Paris Salon beginning in 1868.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Jean Benner (1796-1849). Virtual International Authority File (VIAF 95944027). Retrieved March 6, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Jean Benner biography. Rehs Galleries. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
  3. ^ Famous Pictures Reproduced from Renowned Paintings by the World's Greatest Artists, Selected from the Best and Most Noted Art Galleries of France, England, Italy, the United States and Many Other Countries. Stanton and Van Vliet Company; 1917. p. 36.