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Henri Joseph Harpignies    (French, 1819-1916)

 Henri Joseph Harpignies - Wooded ladscape (Paintings) h: 25 x w: 19.5 in / h: 63.5 x w: 49.5 cm
Henri Joseph Harpignies
Wooded ladscape

1819 Born in Valenciennes on July 28 to a family of Belgian descent
1848 In his late twenties, he decided to abandon a career as a travelling salesman and begin training as an artist in the studio of the landscape painter Jean-Alexis Achard.
1850 He made a trip through Germany, the Netherlands and Italy
1852 Returns to France to establish his own studio in Paris and met the artists Jean-Leon Gerome and Jean-Louis Hamon, both of whom were at the beginnings of their careers.
1853 Harpignies makes his Salon debut, exhibiting views of Capri and Valenciennes, and he continued to show regularly at the Salons throughout his very long and productive career
1863 Makes his second visit to Italy, remaining there until 1865,and this sojourn was also to have a significant effect on his later work.
1866 Won a medal
1868 Won a medal
1869 Won a medal
1875 Received the Legion d’honneur
1900 Grand Prix at the Exposition Universelle
Studied with Jean Achard

1863 Salon des Refusés, France
1853 Salon debut, France
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