(1836 - 1902)
James Tissot was active/lived in France, England. James Tissot is known for female figure, genre and portrait painting.
James Tissot is famous for his exquisite paintings of beautiful English
women and most people think he was English. In fact
Jacques-Joseph Tissot was born in Nantes, then a thriving port on the
Loire estuary in western France. He adopted the name James as an
Anglicised form when living in England.
His friends were Manet
and Degas, with whom he shared a teacher in the painting school in
Paris. Not a lot is known of his personal life except that around
1876 a mysterious attractive lady begins to appear in his
pictures. Her identity remained a mystery until well into this
century. Her name was Kathleen Newton, née Kelly. Her
father, an Irish army officer, arranged the marriage of his
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