Francois Flameng (French Artist, 1856-1923)


Francois Flameng was the son of a celebrated engraver and received a first-rate education in his craft. Flameng initially received renown for his history painting and portraiture, and became a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts. He decorated such important civic buildings as the Sorbonne and the Opera Comique, and also produced advertising work. Flameng was granted France's highest civilian honor, the Legion d'Honneur, and designed France's first bank notes.


Fran├žois Flameng (1856–1923) was a very successful French painter during the last quarter of the 19th century and the first quarter of the 20th. He was the son of a celebrated engraver and received a first-rate education in his craft. Flameng initially received renown for his history painting and portraiture, and became a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts. He decorated such important civic buildings as the Sorbonne and the Opera Comique, and also produced advertising work.
Flameng was granted France's highest civilian honor, the Legion d'Honneur, and designed France's first bank notes.





























1 comment:

  1. I never heard about him before, feeling so ignorant! These paintings are amazing, like seeing a photo, with great sense of light and so sensitive! Loved to know his work!
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