Louis Rémy Mignot

Louis Rémy Mignot (February 3, 1831 – September 22, 1870) was an American painter of Huguenot descent. Associated afterward the Hudson River School of landscape artists, his southern US pedigree and the distress of his epoch spent in Europe gave him a certain style within that group, in painting vegetation and atmospheric effects.

Mignot's parents came to the US from France after the Bourbon Restoration in 1815. Mignot pursued his captivation in art in Europe initiation in 1848, and spent much of his life outdoor the US. Starting in 1850 he worked for four years in Andreas Schelfhout's studio in The Hague, Netherlands, then travelled in Europe. Returning to New York City, he soon travelled with artist Frederic Edwin Church to Ecuador in 1857, gathering material for his paintings of the tropics, the subject of a large allocation of his subsequent work. In 1858 he had a studio at the Tenth Street Studio Building in New York City. The bordering year the National Academy of Design, where he had first exhibited in 1853, elected him as an associate, and in 1860 he became an academician. He collaborated taking into consideration painters Eastman Johnson and John W. Ehninger, who provided figures for his landscapes, and Thomas Rossiter, whose chronicles paintings of Mount Vernon benefitted from Mignot's landscapes.

With the outbreak of the American Civil War, he raised money taking into consideration a sale of his paintings, then sailed to England in June 1862, where he lived in London. His exhibitions at the Royal Academy in the midst of 1863 and 1871 were genially received. His take effect was shown at the 1870 Paris Salon. He died in England of smallpox in 1870, shortly after fleeing France due to the Franco-Prussian War.

In 1996, the North Carolina Museum of Art held an exhibition of Mignot's work, the repercussion of five years of research by John W. Coffey, a curator at the museum, which led to the discovery of dozens of Mignot's paintings. He co-authored an exhibition catalogue like Katherine E. Manthorne, and the exhibition, "Louis Remy Mignot: A Southern Painter Abroad", toured to the National Academy of Design in 1997. This led to a reassessment of Mignot's work, with one academic specializing in American painting of the become old rating him as extremely as Church in the pantheon of nineteenth-century American artists.

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