Henri Charles Manguin French, 1874-1949


Henri Charles Manguin was born on March 23, 1874 in Paris. In 1894 he enrolled in the École des Beaux-Arts where he studied under Gustave Moreau who was a French Symbolist painter whose main emphasis was on the illustration of biblical and mythological figures. He became close friends with his fellow students Henri Matisse, Albert Marquet, Jean Puy, and Charles Camoin. They all studied and copied the works of the great Renaissance masters in the Louvre. Manguin would later become influenced by Impressionism as shown in his use of bright pastel hues. In 1899 Manguin married Jeanne whose portrait he often painted. Manguin held his first exhibitions in 1902 at the Salon des Indépendents and the Salon d'Automne. He traveled with his good friend and fellow artist Albert Marquet throughout southern France. On one of these trips in 1904 Manguin discovered Saint-Tropez where he eventually settled and where he died in 1949 at the age of 75. Saint-Tropez provided the inspiration for Manguin's major Mediterranean landscapes which were full of the light and beauty of the vegetation there. These paintings marked the height of his career as a Fauve artist.


Salon des Indépendents, 1902

Salon d'Automne, 1905

Cage aux Fauves, 1905

Galerie Eugene Druet, 1907 (solo)

Carnegie Institute


Venice Biennale

Musée Départmentale des Vosges, Geneva

Musée du Petit-Palais, Paris

Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris

Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

Maitres d'Art Indépendents, Petit-Palais, France, 1937

Salon des Indépendents

Museums and Public Collections

Bayerische Staatsgemaldesammlungen, Monoco

Kusthaus, Zurich, Switzerland

Modern Art Foudation, Pétit Palais, Geneva

Musée A. Lécuyer, Saint-Quentin

Musée Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Tolone, France

Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris

Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris

Musée de l'Annonciade, Saint Tropez

Musée de Peinture et de Sculpture, Grenoble

Musée Départemental, Epinal

Musée des Augustins, Toulouse

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Algeria

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyons

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nancy

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Strasburg

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Winterthur

Musée du Luxembourg, Paris

Musée Fabre, Montpellier

Musée Municipal, Bagnols-sur-Cèze

Musée Réattu, Arles

Musée Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels

Musée Tropelen, Saint Tropez

Museo d'Arte Occidentale, Moscow

Museo Pouchkine, Moscow

Museo del Siglo XIX, Valencia

Museum of the Hermitage, St. Petersburg

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Princeton University, Art Museum

San Francisco Museum of Art

Stadt Museum, Wupperthal-Elberfeld

Stadtische Kunstsammlung, Gelsenkirchen

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid

Toulouse Lautrec Museum, Albi

Unione Sovietica, Moscow

University of Arizona Museum of Art

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