Jean-Gabriel Domergue

Jean-gabriel Domergue is another of my favourite painters. You can see all sorts of influences in his art : Degas Toulouse Lautrec…

Jean Gabriel Domergue - PhotoJean-Gabriel Domergue (1889 – 1962) started painting very young. In 1913, at 24, he was awarded the Second Prize of Rome. He was a family relative of Toulouse Lautrec and in the 20’s, joined him in Montmartre.

From the 20s, Jean-Gabriel Domergue was a French painter specialising in portraits of Parisian ladies. He changed the traditionnel way women were protrayed. They became airy, elegant with a swanlike neck. He painted about 3000 portraits. He became the portraitist of the French and foreign aristocracy. He was a fashion designer too. 

From 1955 until 1962, he was the curator of the Musée Jacquemart-André, organizing exhibitions of the works of Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Goya and others.

More about Jean-Gabriel Domergue’s paintings : a 2.5 minutes video.