Henri Felix Emmanuel Philippoteaux
(1815 - 1884)
Henri Felix Emmanuel Philippoteaux was active/lived in France. Henri Philippoteaux is known for military and political themed painting, cycloramas.
Biography Henri Felix Emmanuel Philippoteaux
Henri Félix Emmanuel Philippoteaux (1815-1884) was a French artist. He was born in Paris, France, studied art at the studio of Leon Cogniet, and first exhibited his work at the Paris Salon* of 1833.
One of his most well-known works was a depiction of the Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War, painted in the form of a cyclorama*, a type of large panoramic painting on the inside of a cylindrical platform designed to provide a viewer standing in the middle of the cylinder with a 360° view of the painting. Viewers surrounded by the panoramic image are meant to feel as if they are standing in the midst of a historic event or famous place.
Philippoteaux also produced a large number of works chronicling the rise and su
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