Fernand-Anne Piestre Cormon

Home / Museum / Search ARC Museum

Fernand-Anne Piestre Cormon

French Academic Classical painter

Born 1845 - Died 1924

  • Artworks
  • Biography
  • Relationships
  • Images of the Artist


CORMON, FERNAND (1845-1924), French painter, was born in Paris. He became a pupil of Cabanel, Fromentin and Portaels, and one of the leading historical painters of modern France. At an early age he attracted attention by the better class of sensationalism in his art, although for a time his powerful brush dwelled with particular delight on scenes of bloodshed, such as the Murder in the Seraglio (1868) and the Death of Ravara, Queen of Lanka at the Toulouse Museum. The Luxembourg has his Cain flying before Jehovah's Curse; and for the Maine of the fourth arrondissement of Paris he executed in grisaille a series of Panels: Birth, Death, Marriage, War, &c. A Chief's Funeral, and pictures having the Stone Age for their subject, ocupied him for several years. He was appointed to the Legion of Honor in 1880. Subsequently he also devoted himself to portraiture.

Source: Entry on the artist in the 1911 Edition Encyclopedia.


student of

teacher of

  • Anquetin, Louis (1861-1932)
  • Assus, Armand-Jacques (1892-)
  • Bernard, Emile (1868-1941)
  • Borisov-Musatov, Viktor (1895-1898)
  • Breitner, George Hendrik (1857-1923)
  • Erichsen, Thorvald (1868-1939)
  • Gogh, Vincent van (1853-1890)
  • Hoffbauer, Charles C.J. (1875-1906)
  • Holmboe, Thorolf (1866-1935)
  • Labitte, Eugene-Leon (1858-)
  • Le Meilleur, Georges (1861-1945)
  • Mane-Katz (1894-1962)
  • Matisse, Henri (1869-1954)
  • Pallady, Theodor (1871-1956)
  • Plasse, Georges (1878-)
  • Point, Armand
  • Potthast, Edward (1857-1927)
  • Roerich, Nicholas (1874-1947)
  • Sene, Henry (1889-1961)
  • Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de (1864-1901)


member of

  • Legion d'Honneur from 1880