Edmond François Aman-Jean was the leading French painter, pastellist and lithographer of his time, whose pivotal pièce de résistance are his interesting portrait paintings, primarily orbiting around females. Apart from his portraitures, he was acclaimed for his wall paintings in public and official edifices like the Sorbonne. Like other French artists of his time, he was inspired by the innovative perceptions on Japanese art flow in Paris. He was highly intrigued by the Pre-Raphaelite artists in England. Besides being a painter, he worked as a printmaker too and also designed posters. Aman-Jean was a good friend of JW, who supported the first exhibition of the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers held in May 1898, at the Skating Rink in Knightsbridge, London. Go through the detailed biography to know more about Edmond Aman-Jean.
EDMOND AMAN-JEAN TIMELINE
Edmond François Aman-Jean was born in Chevry-Cossigny.
He started studying arts with Henri Lehmann at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
He was given a Scholarship to pursue studies in Rome.
He painted Girl with a Peacock.
The color lithograph Beneath the Flowers.
He made the portrait of ‘Mlle Thadée C. Jacquet’. He also exhibited at the Salons de la Rose+Croix till 1893.
Aman-Jean painted his wife keeping her hair down on the sides of her face and after both the painting and his wife, who came in public with this hairstyle at the Vernissage, was a huge sensation and thus it gave rise to a new trend in Paris.
His one of the decorative work is eight panels for the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
He came up with another attractive work the four Elements for the chemistry amphitheater at the Sorbonne.
Edmond François Aman-Jean died in Paris.
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