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Jacques Joseph Tissot (a.k.a. James Tissot)

Jacques Joseph Tissot (a.k.a. James Tissot)
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Victorian Classicism

Jacques Joseph Tissot (a.k.a. James Tissot) Biography

Jacques Joseph Tissot was born in 1836 in Nantes, France into the family of a merchant. In c. 1856-57 he came to Paris with the desire to become a painter. He entered the Academy of Fine Arts (Ecole des Beaux-Arts) and studied in the studios of Ingres and Flandrin. Much of his education, though, Tissot received informally, through friends and acquaintances among avant-garde artists and writers. Among his influential contacts were Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, and James McNeill Whistler. The latter evidently had a strong impression on the young artist, shortly after meeting Whistler Tissot anglicized his first name to "James". He was a close friend of Degas; Degas painted an interesting portrait of Tissot. But they later quarreled, and Tissot refused to participate in the Impressionists exhibitions.

Jacques Joseph Tissot (a.k.a. James Tissot) 17 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Jacques Joseph Tissot (a.k.a. James Tissot) Bibliography

James Tissot: Victorian Life / Modern Love by Nancy Rose Marshall, Malcolm Warner; Yale Center for British Art, 1999

James Tissot by James Jacques Joseph Tissot; Phaidon Press and Barbican Art Gallery.

James Tissot by Michael Wentworth; Clarendon Press; 1989.

James Tissot by Krystyna Matyjaszkiewicz (Editor); Abbeville Press, Inc.; 1985.

Victorian Painting by Christopher Wood. Bulfinch Press, 2000.

The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites by Elizabeth Prettejohn. Princeton Univ Pr, 2000.

The Pre-Raphaelites by Christopher Wood. Seven Dials, 2001.

Seductive Surfaces: The Art of Tissot (Studies in British Art, 6) by Katharine Lochnan (Editor). Yale Univ Pr, 1999.

The Albums of James Tissot by Willard E. Misfeldt. Popular Press, 1982.