HENRI JOSEPH HARPIGNIES PAINTINGS FOR SALE & BIOGRAPHY
HENRI JOSEPH HARPIGNIES
Born in Valenciennes, Harpignies began to paint seriously at the age of twenty-seven when he became a student of Jean Archard. Under Archard’s tutelage he traveled to Holland, Brussels, and Flanders to study the Northern landscape artists of the 17th century. In 1852 he established his own studio in Paris and met the artists Gérome, Hamon, and Corot. He explored figural compositions from 1853 to 1856, after which he devoted himself to landscapes. He made his debut at the Salon in 1853 and exhibited there throughout his career, establishing himself as one of the leaders of the Barbizon School. He died in Saint-Privie having won the Legion d’honneur and the Grand Prix at the Exposition Universelle of 1900.
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, Birmingham
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
National Gallery, London
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.