Artists (F) (European Collection)
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.