Henri Fantin-Latour (January 14, 1836 - August 25, 1904) was a French painter and lithographer.
Born Henri Jean Théodore Fantin-Latour in Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes, France, he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He is best known for his flower paintings and group portraits of his friends Parisian artists and writers. His work strongly influenced the symbolist movement of the late 19th Century.
Whistler brought attention to Fantin in England.
In addition to his paintings, Fantin-Latour created ingenious lithographs demonstrating the music of some of the great classical composers.
In 1876, Henri Fantin-Latour married a fellow painter, Victoria Dubourg, after which he spent his summers on the country estate of his wife's family at Buré, Orne in Basse-Normandie, where he died of lyme disease.
He was interred in the Cimetière du Montparnasse, Paris, France.
Today, his paintings can sell for as much as US$2.5 million each.
Public collections holding works by Fantin-Latour
Manchester City Art Gallery (UK)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Musée de Grenoble (France)
Musée des beaux-arts (Bordeaux, France)
Musée des Beaux-Arts (Pau, France)
Musée d'Orsay (Paris)
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisbon)
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The National Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.)
The National Gallery of Canada
The National Gallery, London
The National Museums and Galleries of Wales
The Norton Simon Museum (Pasadena, California)
The Old Jail Art Center (Albany, Texas)
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam)
The Saint Louis Art Museum
The San Diego Museum of Art
The Smart Museum of Art (University of Chicago)
The Tate Gallery (London)
The Toledo Museum of Art (Ohio)
Université de Liège Collections (France)
The Victoria and Albert Museum|