All Emile Munier 's Paintings
The Painting Names Are Sorted From A to Z

Choice ID Image  Paintings (From A to Z)       Details 
67292 A Special Moment  A Special Moment   Oil on canvas 26 x 21 inches Signed and dated 1874
67296 Contemplation  Contemplation   Oil on canvas 18 x 11 inches Dimension in frame 24 x 16 inches
67295 Essai de l Eau  Essai de l Eau   Oil on canvas 29 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches Dimension in frame 35 x 22 inches
67297 Girl with Basket of Oranges  Girl with Basket of Oranges   Oil on canvas 18 x 10 3/4 inches Signed and dated 1889
67298 Head of a Young Girl  Head of a Young Girl   Oil on canvas 23 5/8 x 19 1/2 inches Signed and dated 1874
67300 Le jeune paysanne  Le jeune paysanne   Oil on canvas on board 31 ½ x 18 ¼ inches Signed and dated 1894
67293 May I Have One Too  May I Have One Too   Oil on canvas 35 x 23 inches Signed and dated 1880
67299 The Cherry Tree  The Cherry Tree   Oil on canvas 29 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches Signed and dated 1890
67294 The New Pets  The New Pets   Oil on canvas 20 x 15 1/2 inches Signed and dated 1881

Emile Munier
was a French academic artist and student of William-Adolphe Bouguereau. Emile Munier was born in Paris and lived with his family at 66 rue des Fosses, St. Marcel. His father, Pierre François Munier, was an artist upholsterer at the Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins and his mother, Marie Louise Carpentier, was a polisher in a cashmere cloth mill. Emile and his two brothers, François and Florimond, were gifted artists and each spent some time at the Gobelins. During Emile's training he developed a close relationship with his professor Abel Lucas and his family. He eventually married Abel's daughter Henriette. During the 1860s, Munier received three medals at the Beaux-Arts and in 1869 he exhibited at the Paris Salon. He became a great supporter of the Academic ideals and a follower of Bouguereau, whose subject matter would be an important inspiration to the young Munier. In 1867, Henriette gave birth to a son, Emile Henri. Six weeks after the birth, having contracted severe rheumatism, Henriette died prematurely. In 1871, Munier abandoned his career as an upholsterer and devoted his time solely to painting; he also began teaching classes to adults three nights a week. Sargine Augrand, a student of Abel Lucas and a close friend of Emile and Henriette (before she died), caught Emile eye; they married in 1872 and lived in a small apartment and studio. Munier frequented the studio of Bouguereau, and they became friends. In 1885 he painted, and exhibited at the Paris Salon, Trois Amis (Favourite Pets). This painting, representing a chubby girl playing on her bed with a kitten and a dog, was an extremely successful work, being reproduced in many forms and used for publicity posters by Pears Soap. With this work, Emile asserted himself as one of inters of young children and their pets; it was eventually acquired by an American collector. Among his many American patrons were Chapman H. Hyams and his wife, who were important collectors of contemporary French paintings during the 19th century and favored artists like Henner, Bouguereau, Gerôme, Vinel and Schreyer. Munier painted their portrait in 1889, and it, along with much of their collection, is now in the New Orleans Museum of Art. During the 1890s Munier continued to paint peasant, mythological and religious subjects. In 1893 he exhibited L'esprit de la chute d'eau, at the Paris Salon, a nude nymph whom is not unlike Naissance de Venus by Bouguereau.

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