HENRI ALPHONSE BARNOIN PAINTINGS FOR SALE & BIOGRAPHY
HENRI ALPHONSE BARNOIN
Henri Barnoin was born in Paris and studied under Emilie Charles Dameron, de Richemont and Luc-Olivier Merson. He exhibited at the Salon in Paris, where he won an honorable mention in 1909, a silver medal in 1921, and a gold medal in 1935. He also won the prize laureate of the Association amicale des paysagistes français. He primarily painted landscapes and marine scenes, as well as views of Paris and Brittany (such as Concarneau, Pont-Aven, Saint-Avoy and the Port de Bono). Some of his preferred subjects include harbor scenes with many boats and fishermen, processions and other aspects of traditional rural life in Brittany. His depictions of Paris are perhaps his most accomplished works. In them he captures the colorful and bustling essence of Parisian life of the city, as usual placing the local inhabitants in picturesque settings such as the present picture’s depiction of booksellers along the river Seine with the backdrop of Notre-Dame and Ile-St.-Louis. He was a great influence on several well-known painters of Paris who followed him – particularly Edouard Cortès and Eugène Galien-Laloue.