Albert Lynch Biography | Oil Paintings
1-16-1851 Trujillo, PER - 3-5-1912 Monaco, MONBack to Artist IndexView Artists Paintings
Albert Lynch (the artist) was born in Trujillo, Peru to Irish parents. When he was twenty-one he went to Paris to study and live and studied at l'École des Beaux-Arts with the painters Jules Achille Noël, Gabriel Ferrier and Henri Lehmann. His first exhibition was at the Paris Salon of 1880, in the 1890 Salon he receiving a bronze medal, 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.
His favorite subject to paint were portraits of beautiful young women composed with exquisite sensitivity and romance and he preferred pastel, gouache, and watercolor although he sometimes painted in oils. 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 some say he was born in Germany and that he lived well into the 1930s, it remains a mystery.
Artists Influencing Albert Lynch: Jules Achille Noël, Gabriel Ferrier, Henri Lehmann.
He Traveled To France.
Artist Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.