Henri Manguin

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Henri Manguin, 1906, Le Rocher (La Naïade, Cavalière), oil on canvas, 71 × 89 cm, private collection
Henri Manguin, Above the Oustalet: View over Grimand, 1920

Henri Charles Manguin (French: [mɑ̃gɛ̃]; 23 March 1874 in Paris – 25 September 1949 in Saint-Tropez)[1] was a French painter, associated with Les Fauves.

Manguin entered the École des Beaux-Arts to study[1] under Gustave Moreau, as did Matisse and Charles Camoin with whom he became close friends. Like them, Manguin made copies of Renaissance art in the Louvre.

Manguin was greatly influenced by impressionism, as is seen in his use of bright pastel hues.

He married in 1899 and made numerous portraits of his wife, Jeanne, and their family. In 1902, Manguin had his first exhibition at the Salon des Indépendants and d'Automne. Many of his paintings were of Mediterranean landscapes; these represented the height of his career as a Fauve artist.

He traveled extensively with Albert Marquet throughout Southern Europe. In 1949, Manguin left Paris to settle in Saint-Tropez, where he died soon after, on 25 September 1949.[1]


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