Louis Joseph Bahin
(1813 - 1857)
Louis Joseph Bahin was active/lived in Mississippi. Louis Bahin is known for naive portrait, landscape.
Biography Louis Joseph Bahin
The following biography has been provided by Karen Towers Klacsmann, Adjunct Assistant Curator for Research, Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia.
Louis Joseph Bahin was born in Armentieres, France, in 1813. He married Fanny Josephine Caremantrand of Mantua, Italy, and resided in Paris where their two sons, Gustave and Alphonse, were born. He exhibited portraits at the National Museum of the Louvre in 1848 and 1850. The family immigrated to New Orleans and then established their permanent residence in Natchez, Mississippi, circa 1852.
From his studio, located above the Insurance Building on Pearl Street, Bahin earned his livelihood painting portraits and was one of the few resident painters in antebellum Natchez wh
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