Jean Jacques Henner Biography | Oil Painting Reproductions
3-15-1829 Bernwiller, FRA – 7-23-1905 Paris, FRABack to Artist IndexView Artists Paintings
Jean-Jacques Henner began his studies in art as a pupil of Michel-Martin Drolling and François-Édouard Picot. In 1848, he entered the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and took the Prix de Rome with a painting of Adam and Eve Finding the Body of Abel in 1858. With the scholarship from the Ecole he went to Rome, where he was a student of Flandrin, and painted four pictures for the gallery at Colmar among other works.
Jean-Jacques Henner then began his career at the Paris Salon with success, combining orders of portraits and purchases by the State. He first exhibited Bather Asleep at the Salon in 1863. At the Salon of 1865, Henner was awarded a medal with his last consignment of paintings he had done in Rome, The Chaste Susannah. Afterward, the art of Jean-Jacques Henner becomes emblematic by his representations fixation of red haired women, naked, against scarcely painted landscapes like Les Naïades, L'Eglogue Esquisse 'or even his sleeping Nymph.
He was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1873, an Officer in 1878, and Commander in 1889. That same year, he succeeded Cabanel in the Institut de France. Jean-Jacques Henner had many pupils and from 1874 to 1889, he along with Carolus-Duran organized, what he called "the studio of the ladies" because women were not allowed to attend the École des Beaux-Arts, some students also served as his models. One of these was Dorothy Tennant who later married Henry Morton Stanley who went to Africa. Among other professional distinctions, Jean-Jacques Henner also took a Grand Prix for painting at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900.
Art Movement: Symbolism.
Artists Influencing Henner: Michel-Martin Drolling, François-Édouard Picot, Flandrin.
Painters Jean-Jacques Henner Influenced: Dimitrie Serafim, Louise Abbéma, Juana Romani, Octavie Paul, Marie-Louise Petiet, Léonie de Bazelaire.
He Traveled To Italy.
Artist's Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.