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Antoine Berjon

 (1754 - 1843)
Antoine Berjon was active/lived in France.  Antoine Berjon is known for floral still life and portrait painting, costume studies, engraving, teaching.

Antoine Berjon

Antoine Berjon (17 May 1754 - 24 October 1843) was a French painter and designer, and was among the most important flower painters of 19th-century France.  He worked in a variety of media including oil, pastel, watercolour, and ink.

Berjon was born in St Pierre de Vaise, a commune of Lyon, to the son of a butcher, and he first studied drawing with the local sculptor Antoine-Michel Perrache (1726-1779).  His early history is not clear; according to his uncorroborated biographer J. Gaubin, he may have studied medicine or a religious vocation, learning flower painting during his novitiate. He went to work as a designer of textiles in Lyon's important silk industry until its collapse with the French Revolution.

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Self portrait, bust-length, in a black hat and green coat

About  Antoine Berjon

Born:  1754 - Lyon, France
Died:   1843 - Lyon, France
Known for:  floral still life and portrait painting, costume studies, engraving, teaching