Emile Friant Biography
Emile Friant is born in Dieuze in 1863. Its family, of modest origin, settles in Nancy at the time of the annexation of the Alsace-Moselle. Emile Friant begins his formation at the School of the Art schools of Nancy and exposes as of the fifteen years age to the local Show. Friant continues his studies in Paris in the workshop of the painter Alexandre Cabanel and becomes at twenty years second price of Rome.Paris where the Friant young person finds other Lorraine artists like Aimé Morot, Jules Bastien-Lepage and Victor Prouvé. Painter naturalist, Emile Friant carries out primarily portraits and scene paintings of the everyday life. Its fabrics draw their instantaneous character in the photographic process.
After the success of the World Fair of 1889, which crowns it of a gold medal for "All Saints’ day", Emile Friant receives many orders of portrait paintings of personalities nancéiennes and American. 1914: Drawing of Emile Friant: Marie Marvingt with George Gille (Nancy army medical officer) and a casualty, Ordering body. Its contribution with art decorative is more restricted than those of the painters Camille Martin or Victor Prouvé. It gives Louis Majorelle, in collaboration with Camille Martin, a decoration of furniture on the topic of Gift Quichotte and makes carry out at Rene Wiener a binding illustrating "the guillotine and the executors of the criminal decrees during the Revolution". Emile Friant is member of the management Committee of the School of Nancy since 1901. Emile Friant teaches at the National School of the Art schools in 1906.