Born. 23.03.1874 in Paris
Died. 25.09.1949 in Saint-Tropez
French painter, Fauvist
About the artist
Henri Charles Manguin was born on March 23, 1874, in Paris. He started his studies with Gustave Moreau a famous symbolist painter. It was during his time at art school that he met Henri Matisse and Charles Camoin, they would often go to the Louvre together to practise by copying the art on display. His first exhibition at the Salon des Indépendants was in 1902 where he submitted many of his Mediterranean works.
In 1904, Manguin was invited to visit Saint Tropez by Pointillist Paul Signac. A place that inspired him with its light and scenery.
He exhibited his works at the Salon d’Automne in 1905, with his vivid colours setting new standards, and being recognised as the birth of Fauvism.
Ambrose Vollard, a famous art dealer at that time, was so impressed with Manguin’s paintings that he purchased a large amount of his work.
Manguin spent a lot of time travelling and painting at the coast and continued with his paintings of St Tropez until his death on 25 September 1949.