(1754 - 1843)
Antoine Berjon was active/lived in France. Antoine Berjon is known for floral still life and portrait painting, costume studies, engraving, teaching.
Self portrait, bust-length, in a black hat and green coat
Biography Antoine Berjon
Antoine Berjon (17 May 1754 - 24 October 1843) was a French painter and designer, and was among the most important flower painters of 19th-century France. He worked in a variety of media including oil, pastel, watercolour, and ink.
Berjon was born in St Pierre de Vaise, a commune of Lyon, to the son of a butcher, and he first studied drawing with the local sculptor Antoine-Michel Perrache (1726-1779). His early history is not clear; according to his uncorroborated biographer J. Gaubin, he may have studied medicine or a religious vocation, learning flower painting during his novitiate. He went to work as a designer of textiles in Lyon's important silk industry until its collapse with the French Revolution.
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