Little is known about the life of Antoine Faivre. He was born in Besancon, France on May 24, 1830. Popularly known as Tony, he studied with Francois-Edouard Picot (1786-1868) who also taught Adolph William Bouguereau and Alexandre Cabanel. While Faivre seems to have supported himself early on as a primarily decorative painter, he did exhibit at the Paris Salon, winning a Medal of Honor there in 1864. This success led to his popularity as a portrait painter, including commissions from many socially prominent...
In the employ of Royal Doulton China from 1887-1905. Specialist painter of animals.