Henri Fantin-Latour: (January 14, 1836 - August 25, 1904) was a French painter and lithographer.
Born Henri Jean Théodore Fantin-Latour in Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes, France, he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He is best known for his flower paintings and group portraits of his friends Parisian artists and writers. His work strongly influenced the symbolist movement of the late 19th Century.
Whistler brought attention to Fantin in England.
In addition to his paintings, Fantin-Latour created ingenious lithographs demonstrating the music of some of the great classical composers.
In 1876, Henri Fantin-Latour married a fellow painter, Victoria Dubourg, after which he spent his summers on the country estate of his wife's family at Buré, Orne in Basse-Normandie, where he died.
He was interred in the Cimetière du Montparnasse, Paris, France.
The cover art on the rock group New Order's album Power, Corruption & Lies (designed by Peter Saville) features one of Fantin-Latour's still lifes. Today, one of his paintings can sell for as much as US$2.5 million.
The Aberdeen Art Gallery (Scotland), the Armand Hammer Museum of Art (California), the Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia), the Art Gallery of the University of Rochester (New York), the Arthur Ross Gallery (University of Pennsylvania), the Ashmolean Museum (University of Oxford), the Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery (UK), Bowes Museum (County Durham, UK), the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), the Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, Massachusetts), the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens (Tennessee), the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Fitzwilliam Museum (University of Cambridge), Fondation Bemberg Museum (Toulouse, France), the Foundation E.G. Bührle (Zurich), Harvard University Art Museums, the Hermitage Museum, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, the Indiana University Art Museum, the Kröller-Müller Museum (Otterlo, Netherlands), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Louvre, MacKenzie Art Gallery (Saskatchewan), Manchester City Art Gallery (UK), the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Musée de Grenoble (France), Musée des beaux-arts (Bordeaux, France), Musée des Beaux-Arts (Pau, France), Musée d'Orsay (Paris), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Museu Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisbon), the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the National Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.), the National Gallery of Canada, the National Gallery, London, the National Museums and Galleries of Wales, the Norton Simon Museum (Pasadena, California), the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), the Saint Louis Art Museum, the San Diego Museum of Art, the Smart Museum of Art (University of Chicago), the Tate Gallery (London), the Toledo Museum of Art (Ohio), Université de Liège Collections (France) and the Victoria and Albert Museum are among the public collections holding works by Henri Fantin-Latour.