Fletcher/Copenhaver Fine Art
Pierre Georges Jeanniot (1848-1934)

Jeanniot, born in Geneva to French parents (his father was for many years the director of the École des Beaux-Arts in Dijon). As a young man he became an army officer, but at the age of thirty-two resigned his commission to pursue a career as a painter. He first exhibited a series of watercolors in the Salon de Paris in 1872, and the following year, in the same Salon, exhibited an oil for the first time. After leaving the army, he steeled in Paris He began to exhibit regularly in Paris and won a number of medals and prizes. The first paintings Jeanniot painted depicted scenes from military life; later he became known for his landscapes, portraits, and genre scenes. He also gained renown as a watercolorist and draughtsman and produced the illustrations for a number of significant books, including works by de Maupassant, Daudet, and Zola. His distinguished career led him to be named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.

His work is found in a number of important public collections including the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Carnavalet Museum in Paris, and museums in Nancy, Alais, Buenos Aires and Oslo.

Pierre Georges Jeanniot 1848-1934
Le Facteur (The Postman)

Charcoal drawing
Signed, lower right
Sheet size: 10½ X 8 inches
Frame size: 19¾ X 16 ¾ inches
FC01025   $675
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