Henri Brispot (1846 – 1928)

Born 5 July 1846 in Beauvais and died in 1928 in Paris.

Henri Brispot was a French painter of genre scenes, figures, interiors in oil, watercolours, pastels and engravings he was also a designer.

He was a contemporary of Jean Beraud and they were both pupils of Leon Bonnat. Both artists were very successful in recording Parisian society during the Belle Epoque and each owe their inspiration to Impressionists such as Degas and Manet.

Brispot was best known for his genre scenes, usually figure subjects in interiors.

Brispot captures this atmosphere perfectly and he effortlessly creates each charming character with skill and realism.

The artist exhibited his works at the Salon until 1927. He received an Honourable Mention in 1881, a third class medal in 1885 and a silver medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1889.

There are works by this artist in the museums in Abbeville, Dieppe, Epinal and Rouen and his works have been auctioned throughout Europe and the UK.

Literature : Benezit; Poltimore

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