Emil Munier, the painter of children and kitten...
He was also a pupil of Bouguereau since about 1873 and they became good friends.
He was born in Paris in 1840 and had two other brothers. All of them were skilled in drawing and arts and by the age of 12 they all had made a pastel self-portrait reportedly.
Munier was awarded three times by Beaux-Arts and won an award in Chicago, too in 1893. Since 1882 his subjects are prevalently children and pets. Subjects were his son Henri and his daughter Marie Louise.
Rural scenes are from Auvergne (central France)
The American collectors became interested in his paintings and one of his work, Animaux Favoris" (Favorite Pets) sold for a record price in new York in 1893.
He died from a stroke on 29 June 1895.
He rests at the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris.
"Trois Amis" (also known as Favorite Pets), 1885, an academic artist, symbolist, pupil of Bouguereau...
Head of a young girl
The new pets
Le retour du marché, 1873
A special moment, 1874
Best friends, 1874
Playing with the kitten
Playing with the kitten, 1893
Pardon mama, 1888
Le sauvatage, 1894