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Emil Munier (1840 - 1890)

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.

 

Emil Munier Painting
"Trois Amis" (also known as Favorite Pets), 1885, an academic artist, symbolist, pupil of Bouguereau...

 

emil munierHead of a young girl

emil munier the new petsThe new pets

emil munier 1873Le retour du marché, 1873

emil munier a special momentA special moment, 1874

 

emil munier best friends
Best friends, 1874

 

emil munier playng with the kittenPlaying with the kitten

 

emil munierPlaying with the kitten, 1893

 

emil munier autrefois
Autrefois, 1888

 

 

emil munierPardon mama, 1888

 

emil munierLe sauvatage, 1894

 

 

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munier.org

French forum with more paintings

 

 

 

 

    
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