Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier

 (1815 - 1891)
Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier was active/lived in Italy, France.  JeanLouisErnest Meissonier is known for academic painting-aristocratic figure and war genre.

Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier

    may-soe-nee-ay  speaker-click to hear pronunciation  click to hear

"The most famous and successful painter of the nineteenth century" (3), Jean Meissonier, born in Lyon, represented the conservatism of the French Academy, the force defied by Impressionists who led the new modernism.  At that time, which was the mid to late 19th Century, his paintings brought very high prices, and he spent lavishly on personal possessions including his home, furnishings and horses in the stables.  Three times, he was awarded the Grand Medal of Honor, which was unprecendented, and in 1889, he received the Grand Cross, which was the highest honor of the Legion Honor and which in recognizing him, was the first time this award was given to an artist.

His favorite painting subject was Emperor Napole  ...  Displaying 750 of 5252 characters.

Subscriber Members, please Sign In for artist biographies and for all services.  Others, full text is available on Fridays.

If you are not currently a member, please See Details about membership, which includes biography access, auction records, and many other features available to our day, month, or yearly Subscriber Members!

  Full access to biographies is
  free each Friday
Biography photo for Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier

About  Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier

Born:  1815 - Lyon France
Died:   1891 - Paris, France
Known for:  academic painting-aristocratic figure and war genre