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]


Benner-Fries was a naturalist painter, with exotic flowers being his preferred subject.[2] Throughout his life, he worked in Paris and England, but was most active in his native town of Mulhouse, where the Musée de l'impression sur étoffes contains many of his works.[3] His works are held in the municipal museums of Mulhouse, Caen, Nice, Bale, Belfort, Bern, Châlons, Colmar, Douai, Le Havre, Limoux, Nantes, Paris, Pau and Strasbourg.[3]

Personal life[edit]

On the island of Capri, Benner-Fries became the father of twin sons, Emmanuel and Jean Benner, themselves both painters, whose works were exhibited at the Paris Salon beginning in 1868.[2][4]


  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. ^ a b "BENNER, JEAN(1836-1909)". 19th Century Paintings. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  4. ^ 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.