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Grenet Edward - Young Girl With A Headband

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"Grenet Edward - Young Girl With A Headband "
Edward Grenet (1856-1922)
Girl with a headband, 1881
Oil on panel – Golden ground
21x 12 cm (8 x 5 inches)
Original frame and Marie-Louise
Signed ans dated lower right «E. Grenet 81»



Edward Grenet, portrait and genre painter, eldest son of Augustine Honoré and Magdalena Grenet, was born in San Antonio, Texas, on November 22, 1856. His father, originally from Monthois, Ardennes, France, was a prosperous merchant who wanted his son to pursue a business career. However, he supported his son's art studies after seeing a portrait that he had painted of their neighbo John Conrad Beckmann. Grenet studied art in San Antonio and New York City. He also studied in Paris with Tony Robert-Fleury and William Bouguereau. He was enrolled in the Art Students League in New York City in 1878, shortly before he returned to San Antonio, where he established a studio. In 1879 he married Eugenie Guilbeau, the daughter of a French-Texas-Mexican family. They had three daughters.

Grenet painted in a late-nineteenth-century French academic style. He had his greatest success with portraiture; His Portrait of a «Small Girl» and «Melancholy women» are both in the collection of the San Antonio Museum, Texas. His portraits characterize his sensitive evocation of his subjects' moods and his use of subtle color harmonies.

In 1885 Grenet moved to Paris, where he became one of the first native Texas painters to establish an international reputation. He exhibited his work in Munich, Berlin, Vienna, London, Paris, and other cities. One of his portraits, «Mariola», won a prize in the 1909 Paris Salon; he also received medals in shows in London, Nantes, and Rennes. While he was in Paris during World War General John J. Pershing sat for Grenet.

Grenet died in Paris on March 22, 1922. His work is included in the collection of the San Antonio Museum Association and private collections.

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