(1819 - 1916)
Henri-Joseph Harpignies was active/lived in France. HenriJoseph Harpignies is known for landscape painting, watercolors.
Biography Henri-Joseph Harpignies
Active in late-19th, early 20th-century France, Henri-Joseph Harpignies
did landscape painting that combined Realism with influences of the
Barbizon School and Tonalism, especially the composition and coloration
of Cámille Corot (1796-1875).
Harpignies began his career in 1846, when he was 27 years
old. He was born in Valenciennes to a family that ran a sugar
beet factory. As a child he had only a few art lessons, and did
not turn to any serious focus on painting until he had worked for
several years in business.
He began his formal art education in the studio of J.A. Achard, and on
his teacher's recommendation went to Italy, Germany and the Netherlands
to paint scenes from those count
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