Fromentin, Eugène, 1820-76, French painter and art critic. After studying in Paris, he traveled in Algeria and painted North African subjects. His Quarry and Fellah Women (both: Louvre) and Arabs Crossing a Ford (Metropolitan Mus.) are typical of his work. Fromentin is known for his psychological and romantic novel Dominique (1863) and his book of art criticism, The Masters of Past Time (1876, tr. 1948).