Edmond AMAN-JEAN

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FrenchBorn Amand Edmond JEAN

French symbolist painter, who co-founded the Salon des Tuileries in 1923

Born on November 13, 1858 in Chevry-Cossigny, France , France

Died on January 23, 1936 in Paris, France

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Aman-Jean was born at Chevry-Cossigny, a small village at the juncture of the Seine and Marne rivers, about three miles outside of Paris in his day. He began his art studies with Henri Lehmann at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1880; he later studied under Pierre Puvis de Chavannes. Later he became an important teacher in his own right; his students included Charles Sydney Hopkinson, Theodor Pallady, and Nicolae Tonitza. Aman-Jean established his reputation primarily for his portraits, especially of female subjects; he was also noted for his murals in public and official buildings, including the Sorbonne. Like many French artists of his generation, he was influenced by the new perspectives on Japanese art current in Paris in his day; more unusually, Aman-Jean was interested in the Pre-Raphaelite artists in England.



Aman-Jean was a close friend of Georges Seurat; the two artists shared a Paris studio in 1879. Seurat's portrait of his friend Aman-Jean, "one of the great portrait drawings of the nineteenth century," was the first work Seurat showed at the Paris Salon in 1883. Aman-Jean also associated with a range of artists and cultural figures of his era, from Ernest Laurent to Paul Verlaine.

...   Aman-Jean was born at Chevry-Cossigny, a small village at the juncture of the Seine and Marne rivers, about three miles outside of Paris in his day. He began his art studies with Henri Lehmann at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1880; he later studied under Pierre Puvis de Chavannes. Later he became an important teacher in his own right; his students included Charles Sydney Hopkinson, Theodor Pallady, and Nicolae Tonitza. Aman-Jean established his reputation primarily for his portraits, especially of female subjects; he was also noted for his murals in public and official buildings, including the Sorbonne. Like many French artists of his generation, he was influenced by the new perspectives on Japanese art current in Paris in his day; more unusually, Aman-Jean was interested in the Pre-Raphaelite artists in England.



Aman-Jean was a close friend of Georges Seurat; the two artists shared a Paris studio in 1879. Seurat's portrait of his friend Aman-Jean, "one of the great portrait drawings of the nineteenth century," was the first work Seurat showed at the Paris Salon in 1883. Aman-Jean also associated with a range of artists and cultural figures of his era, from Ernest Laurent to Paul Verlaine.



Aman-Jean also worked in lithography and printmaking and designed posters.



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