Louis Tinayre

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Louis Tinayre
BornMarch 14, 1861
DiedSeptember 26, 1942
Alma materHungarian University of Fine Arts
Parent(s)Victorine Tinayre
RelativesJulien Tinayre (brother)
Marcelle Tinayre (sister-in-law)

Louis Tinayre (1861–1942) was a French illustrator and painter. He did panoramas and dioramas of Madagascar and paintings of Albert I, Prince of Monaco on his hunts around the world.

Early life[edit]

Louis Tinayre was born on March 14, 1861 in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris.[1][2] His mother, Victorine, was a schoolteacher and a member of the International Workingmen's Association.[3] His family, who was from Issoire, fled to Budapest, Hungary in the wake of the Paris Commune of 1871.[4]

Tinayre graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest.[4]


Tinayre began his career as an illustrator for the French press.[4] He became known as a drawer and painter of animals.[4] In 1895, he became a correspondent for Le Monde, and he covered the Second Madagascar expedition.[4] His panoramas and dioramas of Madagascar were exhibited at the Universal Exhibition of 1900 in Paris.[4]

From 1901 onwards, he joined Albert I, Prince of Monaco on his hunts and painted those scenes in North Africa, Russia, the Far West (Wyoming) and the North Pole.[5]

Institut océanographique de Paris, Fresco of the Grand Amphitheater.

With the painter Alexandre Jean-Baptiste Brun, he realized the four frescos of the Grand Amphitheater of the Oceanographic Institute of Paris. Louis Tinayre painted the characters while Alexander Brun, depicted the sea and the rigging.

Tinayre donated his paintings to the city of Issoire in 1939.[5]

Death and legacy[edit]

Tinayre died on September 26, 1942 in Grosrouvre near Paris.[1][2]

His paintings were first exhibited posthumously at the Musée du Ranquet in Clermont-Ferrand in 2006.[5] His paintings of Prince Albert I were exhibited once again at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris from March 30, 2016 to July 24, 2016.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Louis Tinayre (1861-1942)". Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Brillaud, Rafaële (July 3, 2006). "LOUIS TINAYRE, PEINTRE REPORTER". Libération. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  3. ^ Schkolnyk, Claude (1991). "Les Tinayre, une famille de médiateurs culturels entre la France et la Hongrie". Cahier du Centre de recherches historiques. 7 (7). doi:10.4000/ccrh.2845. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "LOUIS TINAYRE ALBERT 1er DE MONACO (1848-1922) UN PRINCE À LA CHASSE Du 30 mars au 24 juillet 2016". Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c Bonnet, Dominique (April 19, 2016). "Quand Albert Ier de Monaco partait à la chasse". Paris Match. Retrieved March 21, 2017.