Fromentin, Eugène

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Fromentin, Eugène Gender: M
Eugène Samuel Auguste Fromentin-Dupeux
born on 24 October 1820 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place La Rochelle, France, 46n10, 1w10
Timezone LMT m1w10 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 00°43' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 05°14 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 13°08'

Eugène Fromentin


French painter and author, best known for his depictions of the land and people of Algeria.

Influenced successively by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Eugène Delacroix, Fromentin abandoned his early stiffness in design and execution and developed into a brilliant colourist. “Fauconnier arabe” and “Chasse au héron” clearly show his debt to Delacroix.

Fromentin’s paintings show only one side of a talent that was perhaps even more felicitously expressed in literature; “Dominique,” first published in the Revue des Deux Mondes in 1862 and dedicated to George Sand, is remarkable among the fiction of the century for imaginative observation. Fromentin’s other literary works are Visites artistiques ou Simples Pélerinages(1852–56; “Artistic Visits or Simple Pilgrimages”); Un Été dans le Sahara (1857; “A Summer in the Sahara”); Une Année dans le Sahel (1858; “A Year in the Sahel”); and Les Maîtres d’autrefois(1876; The Old Masters of Belgium and Holland, or The Masters of Past Time).

He died suddenly at La Rochelle on 27 August 1876.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Geslain archive, file peintres, photo 61


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction