Fantin-Latour was born in Grenoble (France). His father, Théodore
Fantin-Latour, was an art teacher and a portrait painter. When Henri was
5 years old, the family moved to Paris. Henri ended up at the famous
Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Starting from 1853, Henri Fantin-Latour became
friends with many great artists, such as Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet and
Berthe Morisot. In 1858 he formed, together with James Abbott Whistler
and Alphonse Legros, the Société des Trois. Whistler invited
Fantin-Latour to England and that gave Fantin-Latour the recognition,
especially for his flower pieces. Meanwhile in Paris it was still
difficult for any Impressionist to get a foot on the ground.
Fantin-Latour took part in a few exhibitions at the Salon des Refusés,
but he never acknowledged Impressionist theories.In 1879 Henri
Fantin-Latour was awarded the Legion d’Honneur medal by the French
government. Henri Fantin-Latour died on August 25, 1904 in his mansion
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