James Tissot (1836-1902) was a French artist known for his depictions of late Victorian society.
James Tissot Summary:
- He was born James-Joseph-Jacques Tissot in Nantes, France to a family of devout Catholics.
- Although he is known for his lavish portraits and scenes of women, he also painted scenes from the Bible.
- He moved to Paris at 19 to pursue a career in art.
- Tissot fought in the Franco-German War of 1870-1871.
- He relocated to England where he lived until the death of his beloved in 1882.
James Tissot Famous Paintings:
- The Bal on Shipboard (ca. 1874)
- What our Lord saw From the Cross (ca. 1890)
- Women of Paris: The Circus Lover (1885)
- The Political Lady (1884)
- A Passing Storm (1876)
- Le Japonaise au Bain (1864)
- Un Dejeuner (ca. 1868)