Paul Merwart - Fontainebleau - France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
N 48° 24.156 E 002° 41.706
31U E 477432 N 5361093
Quick Description: A l'intérieur de la charité royale, dans la cour intérieure cet hommage au peintre Paul Merwart en pierre sculptée. Inside the royal charity, in the inner courtyard this tribute to the painter Paul Merwart in carved stone.
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 1/21/2021 1:34:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM13P88
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member blackjack65
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"Paul Merwart ou Pawel Merwart, né à Marianówka, Gouvernement de Kherson, le 25 mars 1855 et mort lors de l'éruption de la montagne Pelée à Saint-Pierre de la Martinique le 8 mai 1902, est un artiste peintre franco-polonais.

Biographie
Son père était un Français résidant en Pologne, alors partie de l'Empire russe. Sa mère était polonaise. Paul passe sa jeunesse en Pologne. Il fait ses études aux Beaux Arts de Vienne, puis à Munich et Düsseldorf. Il s'installe enfin à Paris où il est étudiant à l'École des beaux-arts de Paris, de 1877 à 1884. Il sera l'élève de Henri Lehmann. Il réalise un grand nombre de dessins pour des journaux tels que L’Illustration ou encore L'Univers illustré. Par la suite (1900), il est nommé peintre de la Marine et des Colonies et voyage dans de nombreux pays (Asie, Sénégal, Guyane, Soudan). Nombre de ses peintures figurent des sujets exotiques inspirés par les colonies françaises.

Il meurt lors de l'éruption de la montagne Pelée en 1902.

Plaque commémorative sur la façade de sa maison à Fontainebleau
Une plaque commémorative à sa mémoire est apposée en forêt de Fontainebleau près de Paris, où il avait l'habitude de souvent venir peindre. Une autre est posée rue Pierre-Charles Comte à Fontainebleau, sur la façade de son ancienne résidence.

Paul avait un frère, Émile Merwart, gouverneur, qui fit une brillante carrière d'administrateur colonial."

" Paul Merwart or Pawel Merwart, born in Marianówka, Kherson Government, March 25, 1855 and died during the eruption of Mount Pelée in St. Pierre de la Martinique on May 8, 1902, is a Franco-Polish painter.

Biography
His father was a Frenchman living in Poland, then part of the Russian Empire. His mother was Polish. Paul spent his youth in Poland. He studied at the Fine Arts in Vienna, then in Munich and Düsseldorf. He finally settled in Paris where he was a student at the Paris School of Fine Arts from 1877 to 1884. He will be the pupil of Henri Lehmann. He produced a large number of drawings for newspapers such as L'Illustration and L'Univers illustré. Afterwards (1900), he is appointed painter of the Navy and the Colonies and travels in many countries (Asia, Senegal, Guyana, Sudan). Many of his paintings feature exotic subjects inspired by the French colonies.

He died during the eruption of Mount Pelée in 1902.

Commemorative plaque on the facade of his house in Fontainebleau.
A commemorative plaque in his memory is affixed in the Fontainebleau forest near Paris, where he used to often come to paint. Another one is placed rue Pierre-Charles Comte in Fontainebleau, on the facade of his former residence.

Paul had a brother, Emile Merwart, governor, who had a brilliant career as a colonial administrator."

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Where is this sculpture?:
Charité royale
Fontainebleau, France
77300


Sculptors Name: Ernest Dubois

Date Sculpture was opened for vewing?: Not listed

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