Albert Lynch Peru
1-16-1851 Trujillo, PER - 3-5-1912 Monaco, MONBack to Artist IndexView Artists Paintings
Albert Lynch was born in Trujillo, Peru to Irish parents. He settled in Paris, where he studied at l'École des Beaux-Arts. Lynch worked under the guidance of painters Jules Achille Noël, Gabriel Ferrier and Henri Lehmann. He took part in the Paris Salon from 1880, receiving a bronze medal in 1890, a first class medal in 1892 and a gold medal at the 1900 Exposition Universelle. He was made Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur in 1901.
The women of his time were his favorite subject to paint and he preferred pastel, gouache and watercolor although he occasionally worked in the oil technique. Albert Lynch was primarily known for is exquisite portraits of beautiful young women composed with exquisite sensitivity and romance.
His work maintained the spirit of the Belle Époque. He illustrated such books as Lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas, Le Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac and La Parisienne by Henry Becque.
There is a great deal of disagreement about the dates and places of his birth and death. It is possible, for example, to find sources that say he was born in Germany and that he lived well into the 1930s.
Influences: Jules Achille Noël, Gabriel Ferrier, Henri Lehmann