"Jean-baptiste Brunel View Of Avignon 1914"Jean-Baptiste BRUNEL View of AVIGNON HUILE SUR TOILE DE 1914 signed and dated lower right, gilded frame carved wood format with the frame 60 cm x 51 cm format of the pei, ture without the frame 46 cm x 38 cm Jean-Baptiste Cyprien Brunel, born in Avignon on October 3, 1844 where he died on November 14, 1919, is a French painter. Son of a dyer, he is the oldest of a family of four children. Pupil of Charles Guilbert d'Anelle at the School of Fine Arts in Avignon, friend of Paul Saïn whom he met in 1854, he became in 1869 painter decorator in Marseille where he lived with a cook named Marie-Éléonore Langlois with on November 21 he had a daughter, Jeanne, whom he married the following year. He will have three other children, Rose (1877), André (1882) and Gabriel (1887). In 1882, he participated in his first collective exhibition in Avignon by two still lifes which earned him an honorable mention and he also obtained a silver medal in the Decorative Arts section In 1884, he took part in his first Salon of French artists with the painting Evening in autumn, near Avignon. He then declares to be a pupil of Paul Saïn. He then exhibited in many cities in the south of France and obtained a silver medal at the Salon de Montpellier (1884). He sent two large formats to the Salon des Artistes Français. Member of the Society of French Artists, he obtained an honorable mention at the Salon of French artists in 1889. A street in Avignon bears his name.