Click a thumbnail to enlarge an image.
Click anywhere in the enlarged image to advance to the next image.

Henri Alexis Schaeffer

by on May 23, 2013

Henri Alexis Schaeffer,born in Paris France. Deceased (August 1900 – 1975)

Henri Alexis Schaeffer Biography


Henri Alexis Schaeffer was born in Paris, France in early August of 1900.  A student at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris, Schaeffer studied painting under the hand of the master Cormon.  Schaeffer’s earlier paintings consisted primarily of architectural studies of classical monuments and religious landmarks. Regardless of the subject matter, virtually al of the artist’s earlier work was of a religious theme.  It was not until much later in his career that Henri Schaeffer represented Paris through its imperial and picturesque boulevards.

In this ingenuity there was a certain measure of retroactivity inherent to the nature of his later work.  The paintings depict Paris subjects and landmarks, yet the Paris he portrays is the Paris of an earlier day; carriages, gaslights, women in clothing styled as it was in the first decades of this century.  It has been suggested that Schaeffer was a painter of the Paris of his childhood.

Henri Alexis Schaeffer remained in Paris throughout his life and died there in 1975.  The artist was a member of the Salon des Artistes Francais from 1934.

Source: Benezit Dictionnaire

Find more like this: artists

Comments are closed.

Back to top
Our Online Inventory is a small representative selection from the gallery's inventory. All information and images displayed on this web site are the property of Herbert Arnot Inc. and may not be reproduced in any manner or form without the express written permission of Herbert Arnot Inc.