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Émile Friant 1863-1932 | French naturalist painter

Friant carries out primarily portraits and scene paintings of the everyday life. Its fabrics draw their instantaneous character in the photographic process. After the success of the World Fair of 1889, which crowns it of a gold medal for All Saints’ day, Émile Friant receives many orders of portrait paintings of personalities nancéiennes and American. 1914: Drawing of Émile Friant: Marie Marvingt with George Gille Nancy army medical officer and a casualty, Ordering body. Its contribution with art decorative is more restricted than those of the painters Camille Martin or Victor Prouvé. It gives Louis Majorelle, in collaboration with Camille Martin, a decoration of furniture on the topic of Gift Quichotte and makes carry out at René Wiener a binding illustrating the guillotine and the executors of the criminal decrees during the Revolution. Émile Friant is member of the management Committee of the School of Nancy since 1901. Émile Friant teaches at the National School of the Art schools in 1906.

Émile Friant is born in Dieuze in 1863. Its family, of modest origin, settles in Nancy at the time of the annexation of the Alsace-Moselle. Émile Friant begins his formation at the School of the Art schools of Nancy and exposes as of the fifteen years age to the local Show. Friant continues his studies in Paris in the workshop of the painter Alexandre Cabanel and becomes at twenty years second price of Rome.Paris where the Friant young person finds other Lorraine artists like Aimé Morot, Jules Bastien-Lepage and Victor Prouvé.