(1808 - 1860)
Simon Saint-Jean was active/lived in France. Simon SaintJean is known for floral still-life painting.
Biography Simon Saint-Jean
Simon Saint-Jean was born in Lyon in 1808. A Lyonnais at heart, he ultimately embraced the Lyon tradition of flower painting and textile design and became the most successful of all Lyonnais flower painters. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lyon with Augustin Thierriat and Francois Lepage, both highly-regarded flower painters, and began exhibiting at the Lyon Salon in 1827.
At this time he was employed by the Didier-Petit textile company, for which he produced floral fabric designs of considerable skill, notably a bouquet of roses depicted with great botanical accuracy. He showed at the Paris Salon from 1834 until 1859, earning second-class medals in 1841 and 1855 and state purchase
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