Andre-Henri Dargelas (1828-1906)

Biography

Andre-Henri Dargelas was born on the 11th October 1828 in Bordeaux, France. From 1854 he studied at the Ecole des Beux-Arts in Paris under the instruction of Francois Edouard Picot. In 1857 Dargelas began exhibiting at the Paris Salon.

Dargelas was a Realist painter who chose the theme of childhood innocence as his main subject matter. He painted charming scenes that typified family life, infusing themes of naivete and simplicity to portray a sentimental vision of childhood. Much of Dargelas' work was influenced by the genre scenes of Chardin, which were popular at the time.

Dargelas died in Ecouen in June, 1906.