Sunday, February 3, 2013

Henri Manguin, a French Fauvist

Henri Charles Manguin (Paris, 1874 – Saint-Tropez, 1949)

The Beach at Touquet, 1902

View of La Ponche, Saint-Tropez 1904

 Jeanne à la fontaine, Villa Demière, 1905

La Sieste 1905

Small Cork Trees, 1906

Odalisque, 1911

Reclining Mulatto Woman, 1913

Colombier, La Voile Blanche, 1917

Dormeuse, 1918

The 14th of July at St. Tropez

Olive Trees in Cavalière

Sunflowers, 1940

Lauriers-Roses et Pétunias, 1941

La barque

Henri Charles Manguin (Paris, 1874 – Saint-Tropez, 1949) was a French painter, associated with Les Fauves.
Manguin entered the École des Beaux-Arts to study under Gustave Moreau, as did Matisse and Charles Camoin with whom he became close friends. Like them, Manguin made copies of Renaissance art in the Louvre. Manguin was greatly influenced by impressionism, as is seen in his use of bright pastel hues. He married in 1899 and made numerous portraits of his wife, Jeanne, and their family.
In 1902, Manguin had his first exhibition at the Salon des Indépendants and d'Automne. Many of his paintings were of Mediterranean landscapes; these represented the height of his career as a Fauve artist. He traveled extensively with Albert Marquet throughout Southern Europe.
In 1949, Manguin left Paris to settle in Saint-Tropez, where he died soon after, on September 25, 1949.