The elder brother of painter Auguste Feyen-Perrin, Jacques-Eugène enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts and studied under Paul Delaroche. He had a notable career at the Paris Salon from 1841 to 1882. Vincent van Gogh was a fan of Feyen and describes him as, "one of the few painters who pictures intimate modern life as it really is, and does not turn it into fashion plates." He set up studio and settled in summer in the town of Cancale. He spent several months every year painting views of Cancale, the oyster-picking Cancalaises and the bay of Mont Saint-Michel, and his paintings still enjoy a steady fame.
Women and fishermen waiting for the boat (ca. 1860). Rio de Janeiro, Itamaraty Palace.
Le Baiser enfantin (1865), Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille.
- "Milmo-Penny Fine Art". Retrieved 1 December 2006.
- Robb Walsh Sex, Death & Oysters: A Half-Shell Lover's World Tour-2009 Page 144 "“And if you can't see Mont Saint Michel, it's already raining.” A lot of art buffs have a mental image of Cancale because of all the famous paintings done of the place in the late 1800s. Artists including Jacques Eugène Feyen, Henry Herbert La ..."
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