1798 - 1860
Coignet studied under neoclassical painter Jean-Victor Bertin. He enjoyed excursions to the forest of Fontainebleau to paint outdoors and, as a teacher, encouraged his students to do the same. In addition to being known for his spirited brushwork and poetic sensibilities, Coignet was a prolific and meticulous draughtsman and published an important didactic book on landscape painting in 1833.
Place of Birth: Paris
Place of Death: Paris
Text written and researched by Michelle Bird National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
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