Jacques-Émile Blanche was born in Paris and he was raised in the rich Parisian neighborhood of Passy in a house that had once belonged to the Princesse de Lamballe.
In spite of the fact that Jacques-Émile Blanche got some direction in painting from Henri Gervex, he might be viewed as self-trained. He turned into an extremely successful portrait painter, with a style gotten from eighteenth-century English painters as Thomas Gainsborough and additionally from Édouard Manet and John Singer Sargent.
He worked in London, where he invested his time from 1870 on, and also in Paris, where he showed at the Salon and the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. One of his dearest friends was Marcel Proust, who edited a few of Blanche's publications. He likewise knew Henry James and is mentioned in Gertrude Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.
In 1902 Jacques-Émile Blanche assumed control of the Académie de La Palette, where he would remain the director until 1911.
Jacques-Émile Blanche was the author of the untrustworthy Portraits of a Lifetime: the late Victorian era: the Edwardian pageant: and More Portraits of a Lifetime, about which Walter Sickert said: "he is obligated to turn things he hears or doesn't into colossal lies".
Artists Influencing Jacques-Émile Blanche: Henri Gervex, Thomas Gainsborough, Edouard Manet, John Singer Sargent.
He Traveled To England.
Artist's Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.