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ID: 500115329
 
Record Type: Person
Fragonard, Jean-Honoré (French painter and draftsman, 1732-1806)

Note: One of the best known Rococo painters. Born in the small city of Grasse, France to a family of shopkeepers and glove-makers, Fragonard moved to Paris with his family in 1738. While still in his teens, he apprenticed to Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin for just six months and then worked in François Boucher's studio. He won the Prix de Rome in 1752, then spent three preparatory years under Carle Vanloo before studying at the Académie de France in Rome from 1756 to 1761. Fragonard also drew landscapes with Hubert Robert and traveled to southern Italy and Venice. Fragonard's submission to the Salon of 1765 earned him associate academy membership, yet he opted out of an official career of history painting. Preferring to make lighthearted, erotic pictures for private clients, he only exhibited at the Salon twice. He is known for cheerful scenes and lightning brush strokes which reinvigorated the Rococo style. He painted mythology, gallantry, landscape, and portraiture and drew in wide-ranging media, often signing his works "Frago." The French Revolution ended Fragonard's career and made him a pauper. Admiring his work, the Neoclassical painter Jacques-Louis David attempted to assist by making him curator of the future Musée du Louvre. Unable to adapt to the new style of painting, however, Fragonard died forgotten in Napoleon's France. French painter.

Names:
Fragonard, Jean-Honoré (preferred,V,index,LC)
Jean-Honoré Fragonard (V,display)
Fragonard, Honoré (V)
Fragonard, Jean Honoré (V)
Fragonard, Jean Honore (V)
Fragonard, Jean-Honore (V)
Jean Honore Fragonard (V)
Frago (V,P)  ....  often used as signature
Fragonar, Zhan-Onore (U)
Fragonard, J. H. (U)

Nationalities:
French (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
draftsman
landscapist
printmaker
etcher

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Grasse (Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France) (inhabited place)
Died:  Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   1756-1761  Italy (Europe) (nation)
active:   1761-1765  Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)
winner of contest/prize:   awarded the Prix de Rome in 1752  Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
influenced by ....  Natoire, Charles-Joseph  
........................  (French painter, 1700-1777, active also in Italy) [500004884]
member of ....  Fragonard family  
................  (French artists, active 18th-19th centuries) [500105329]
spouse of ....  Fragonard, Marie-Anne  
................  (French painter and miniaturist, 1745-1823) [500072217]
student of ....  Boucher, François  ca. 1749
..................  (French painter, etcher, and draftsman, 1703-1770) [500032143]
student of ....  Chardin, Jean-Siméon  from 1738
..................  (French painter and draftsman, 1699-1779) [500115331]
student of ....  Loo, Carle van  
..................  (French painter and printmaker, 1705-1765) [500017868]
teacher of ....  Jorand, Jean-Baptiste  
..................  (French painter, lithographer, and draftsman, 1788-1850) [500015676]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Fragonard, Jean-Honoré (I)

Biographies:
(French painter and draftsman, 1732-1806) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist, 1732-1806) ..... [GRL]
(French painter) ..... [AVERY]
(French painter, 1732-1806) ..... [AVERY]
(French artist, 1732-1806) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(French, 1732-1806) ..... [JPGM]
(French artist, 1732-1806) ..... [WCP]
(French painter, 1732-1806) ..... [PROV]
(French painter, 1732-1806) ..... [GRLPSC]
(French painter, 1732-1806) ..... [BHA]

Sources and Contributors:
Frago ........ [VP]
.............  Grove Art Online (2003-2008)
Fragonard, Honoré ........ [AVERY, GRL, GRLPSC]
....................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
....................................  Getty Research Library Photo Archive database
....................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50025368
Fragonard, Jean Honoré ........ [BHA Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, PROV Preferred, VP]
.............................................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon. Internationale Künstlerdatenbank (1993-2006) accessed 4 October 2007
.............................................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
Fragonard, Jean Honore ........ [PROV, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
.............................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
.............................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Fragonard, Jean-Honoré ........ [AVERY Preferred, GRL Preferred, VP Preferred]
...............................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
...............................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) "Fragonard, Jean-Honore," Accessed 01/17/02 ; "Fragonard, Jean-Honor$00e." Accessed 01/16/02
...............................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
...............................................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.] no 89017130, accessed 1 Marcy 2002
...............................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50025368
...............................................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 185
Fragonard, Jean-Honore ........ [JPGM Preferred, PROV]
...............................................  Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-)
Fragonard, J. H. ........ [GRL]
.................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50025368
Fragonar, Zhan-Onore ........ [GRL]
...........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50025368
Jean Honore Fragonard ........ [PROV]
...........................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Jean-Honoré Fragonard ........ [VP]
.............................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, GRL, GRLPSC, JPGM, PROV, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon. Internationale Künstlerdatenbank (1993-2006) accessed 4 October 2007
....................  Bailey et al., Age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard (2003)
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................  Gaehtgens, Fragonard, Bilder vom irdischen Glück (1983)
....................  Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-)
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Getty Research Library Photo Archive database
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) "Fragonard, Jean-Honore," Accessed 01/17/02 ; "Fragonard, Jean-Honor$00e." Accessed 01/16/02
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.] no 89017130, accessed 1 Marcy 2002
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 185
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, GRLPSC, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-) accessed 9 October 2007
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
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