(1816 - 1882)
Regis Francois Gignoux was active/lived in New York / France. Regis Gignoux is known for seasonal landscape painting, especially winter scenes, teaching.
A snow scene specialist and known for his sentimental and detailed
views of Niagara Falls and New England and Virginia, Regis Francois
Gignoux was born in Lyon, France, and studied at the Eçole des
Beaux-Arts under Paul Delaroche. He chose snowscenes as his
specialty to distinguish his work from his other contemporary Hudson
River Valley School painters. George Inness was one of his
He first came to America in 1840 because of his
interest in a woman, whom he later married. However, he was so
taken with the scenery he decided to stay, and he received numerous
commissions for his work which was in the precise academic style of
that period. He settled in Brooklyn where he served as the first
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