Relief for the Sufferers of Chicago, 1872
by Jules Émile Saintin
Jules Emile Saintin
SAINTIN, Jules Emile, French artist, born in Lemée, Aisne, 14 August, 1829. He
studied in Paris under Michel-Martin Drolling , Francais Edouard Picot, and
Leboucher. For several years (about 1857-'63) he practiced his profession in New
York. During his stay there he exhibited frequently at the Academy of design,
and was elected an associate in 1861. He has received several medals in Europe,
and became chevalier of the Legion of honor in 1877. Among the portraits that he
painted while he was in this country are those of Paul Morphy (1860); Stephen A.
Douglas (1860), in the Corcoran gallery, Washington; and John F. Kensett (1863).
Jules Émile Saintin (1829-1894) was born in Lemée (Aisne),
France on October 14, 1829 and died in Paris on July 14, 1894. He is
considered a portrait, historical and genre painter from the academic French
school. He received his formal art education in 1845 at the Ecole des
Beaux-arts under Michel-Martin Drolling (1786-1851), Achille-Jean- Babtiste
(1793-?) and Francais Edouard Picot (1786-1868). Saintin debuted at the
Paris Salon of 1848 where he was awarded medals in1866, 1870 and 1886. He
was awarded Frances highest honor as a Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur.
Listed: E. Benezit, Vol.9, p.240 Thieme Becker Museums: Muse de Nice; “tete
d’étude Muse de Saint-Brieuc; “Apes l’orage á Portrieux”