Born on the fourth of July, 1865 in St. Paul, Minnesota, Alexis Jean Fournier was one of the most flamboyant and enduring figures of the Arts and Crafts Movement and was also an Impressionist painter of major importance in Minneapolis from 1883 to 1893.
Fournier, a Barbizon-style artist, whose career as the "Roycroft Court Painter" spanned over forty-five years, has been lauded as one of the most prolific artists of the Arts and Crafts period as well as an influential force in Elbert Hubbard's Roycroft community in East Aurora, New York.
Although the photography career of his son Paul was comparatively less impressive in terms of longevity and notoriety, the works of both the elder and the y
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