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Eugene Fromentin


Eugene Fromentin

(b La Rochelle, 24 Oct 1820; d Saint-Maurice, 27 Aug 1876).

French painter and writer. The wide skies and sweeping plains of his native Charente region left him with a love of natural beauty for which he later found affinities in Algeria and the Netherlands. From his youth he showed academic intelligence, literary talent and artistic aptitude. In 1839 he was sent to Paris to study law, but he became increasingly interested in drawing. Although his father, a skilled amateur artist who had studied with Jean-Victor Bertin, never became reconciled to his son’s desire to pursue painting as a career, Fromentin was sent to study with the Neo-classical landscape painter Jean-Charles-Joseph Rémond (1795–1875); however, he preferred the more naturalistic Nicolas-Louis Cabat. Fromentin developed slowly as an artist and began to show real promise as a landscape draughtsman only in the early to mid-1840s. He published his first important piece of criticism on the Salon of 1845.


Arab Falconer


Watering The Horses


Algerian Town


The Nile (Upper Egypt)


The Tribal Tents


View of the Nile


Arab Horsemen Resting


Entierro Moro


Hawking in Algeria


Heron Hunting


Mujeres Egipcias al borde del Nilo


The Land of Thrist

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