Eugène Fromentin Biography | Oil Painting Reproductions

10-24-1820 La Rochelle, FRA - 8-27-1876 La Rochelle, FRA

Fromentin, Eugène

After leaving school Eugène Fromentin studied for a few years under Louis Cabat, the landscape painter. Fromentin was one of the earliest artists to paint scenes of Algeria, having traveled there when he was young to visit the land and the people. Painting the picturesque North African life was to be his forte for the rest of his career.

In 1852, at age thirty-two, he paid a second visit to Algeria, accompanying an archaeological mission, making detailed studies and sketches of the scenery and the habits of its people, this realistic accuracy, and intimate knowledge was put on the canvas in his oil paintings.

Besides being a talented painter, Eugène Fromentin was also a writer and author, his books include Les Maîtres d' Autrefois (The Masters of Past Time) and Dominique and A Summer in the Sahara. In Les Maîtres d'Autrefois he analyzes the complexity of the paintings by Rubens, Rembrandt and others, their style and the artist's emotions at the time of creating their masterpieces.

Eugène Fromentin is also one of the first "art critics" to approach the subject of The Old Masters from a personal point of view, being a painter himself, this offered him a special insight, unlike the majority of art critics past and present. He also puts the work in a social, political, and economic context, as the Dutch Golden Age painting developed and grows not long after Holland won its freedom.

Eugène Fromentin was much influenced by the style by Eugène Delacroix. His works are distinguished by striking composition, great dexterity of handling, and brilliancy of color, but his later works show signs of an exhausted spirit, caused by physical weakness.

Art Movement: Orientalism.
Artists Influencing Eugène Fromentin: Louis Cabat, Eugène Delacroix.
He Traveled To Algeria.
Artist's Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.

Eugène Fromentin Hand-Painted Oil Painting Reproductions.

Eugène Fromentin Museum Art Replicas on Canvas.

The World's Artists Most Popular Products and Services

You can do a deep search for an oil painting by specific artists, colors, or subject matter . You can also check the art movements page to find the painter linked to a particular art movement. If you do not see your favorite artist or an oil painting, request it in our made-to-order, custom-made oil painting section or contact us . You can choose an oil painting reproduction to see it in your home or office surroundings and find out how to do it in our wall art mock-up photo . We also provide additional resources about art canvas sizes and oil painting care .

In our studio and on our artists pages, you will learn about the painting process and how we paint the oil painting reproductions. The same procedures pictured are used for painting: pet portraits , portrait oil paintings from your photographs , and oil paintings of your home . We uncovered some of the exact locations where famous oil paintings were painted. See the side-by-side comparisons in Then and Now, plus Tilt-Shift painting photos . On top of that, some of the famous painters' oil paintings were made into interesting tilt-shift photos.