Jan Ferdinand Monchablon France
9-6-1854 Châtillon-sur-Sâone, FRA - 10-2-1904 Châtillon-sur-Sâone, FRABack to Artist IndexView Artists Paintings
Jean (Jan) Ferdinand Monchablon began his education at the Collège Notre-Dame in Nantes. In 1875, after working as a private tutor, he became a Professor in Quimper at the age of 19. Six years later, he entered the École des Beaux-Arts, where he studied under Jean-Paul Laurens. From 1883 to 1884, he took further lessons in the studio of Alexandre Cabanel. Finding himself attracted to the works of the Flemish masters, he took a study trip to the Netherlands in 1886. It was at that time he began signing his name "Jan", instead of "Jean".
Upon his return, Jan Ferdinand Monchablon married Fanny Julien, a pianist he had met while studying at the École, and they decided to settle in his hometown, leasing property there and planting a small vineyard to help defray expenses. Despite his relatively isolated location, he continued to exhibit regularly at the Salon and won several medals there as well as at the Exposition Universelle (1900). Jan Ferdinand Monchablon painted the 1896 portrait of Monseigneur Turinaz became a success in Paris, as it depicted the patriotic bishop giving a rallying speech on the anniversary of the Battle of Gravelotte.
Art Movement: Barbizon school
Influences: Jean-Paul Laurens, Alexandre Cabanel