Monday, July 3, 2017

Marie-François Firmin-Girard

Marie-François Firmin-Girard
// lines and colors

Marie-Francçois Firmin-Girard
Marie-François Firmin-Girard was a French painter active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He studied for a time with Charles Gleyre (in whose Paris studio three of the founding Impressionists would later meet), and then with academic mainstay Jean-Léon Gérôme.

After a successful debut at the Paris Salon, Firmin-Girard quickly achieved success, though his later career was impacted by the events of the Franco-Prussian war and the political turmoil that followed.

Firmin-Girard doesn't appear to have been influenced by the Impressionist move to broken color and overt brush marks, he did take inspiration in the influence Japanese art was having on the artists in Paris in the latter part of the 19th century.



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