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Artist Biography

 Born in Châtillon-sur-Saône, Vosges, France, Jan Ferdinand Monchablon was a pupil of the academic masters Alexandre Cabanel and Jean-Paul Laurens. Most noted for his lively, light-infused landscapes, Monchablon also painted historical and mythological scenes, as well as marine subjects. His views of the French countryside are characterized by compositions filled with soft light, a brilliant color palette, and meticulous brushwork.  

Monchablon exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français de Paris in 1881 and 1890. He exhibited and won silver medals at the Universal Expositions of 1889 and 1900. He was awarded Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. His works are housed in prestigious collections, including the Musée de Picardie, Amiens; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Chambéry; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nancy; and the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes. He is also listed as Jean Ferdinand Monchablon.