Ernest Etienne Narjot
(1826 - 1898)
Ernest Etienne Narjot was active/lived in California / France. Ernest Narjot is known for frontier genre, mural, portrait paintings.
Biography Ernest Etienne Narjot
A painter in a highly detailed, traditional style, Ernest Narjot painted landscapes, mining scenes, portraits, and several murals for churches and public buildings. By the 1880s, he was considered one of California's foremost painters and also illustrated books of early California life.
He was born in St. Malo, France with the full name of Ernest Etienne Narjot and was raised in Paris by artist parents. He received formal art training there but was distracted from that pursuit by his interest in gold mining, which lured him to America.
He was part of the California Gold Rush of 1849 but was unsuccessful. For thirteen years, he was with a mining expedition to Mexico and painted mining and landscapes along the
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