Louis Rémy Mignot

Louis Rémy Mignot

Louis Rémy Mignot (1831–1870) was an American Creole whose career was tragically cut short at the age of thirty-nine when he became an accidental casualty of the Franco-Prussian War in France. Mignot was born the son of a confectioner in Charleston, South Carolina. He traveled to the Netherlands in 1850 for three years of study at The Hague. Acclaimed for his tropical landscapes painted in Ecuador, Mignot is also remembered for his paintings of the Southern United States and upstate New York. Returning to the United States, Mignot established his studio in New York City, and began to make his reputation with landscapes of the upstate New York region, painted in the style of the Hudson River School. In 1857, Mignot accompanied Frederic Church on his second trip to South America. Together, the artists traveled from Panama to Ecuador, where they spent ten weeks painting. After returning to New York in 1858, Mignot continued to paint landscapes of the southeastern and northeastern United States. In 1862, after the outbreak of the Civil War, Mignot moved from New York to London, where he exhibited at the Royal Academy and the 1867 Paris Universal Exposition.


Louis Rémy Mignot (1831–1870) Two Women in a Tropical Landscape
Oil on canvas mounted to board, 9 15/16 x 8 inches

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