Hippolyte Berteaux

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Biography of Hippolyte Berteaux ( 1843-1926 )

Born in Saint-Quentin in 1843, Hippolyte Berteaux was a student of Hippolyte Flandrin, Galland, Baudry, Lequien and Leon Cogniet. At the age of twenty, he sent to the Salon scenes of genre ("Children's games", "The Genie of the night"), history paintings ("Attack to Hoche’s life") as well as portraits.

From 1872 to 1875, he was the painter of the Sultan in Istanbul. He then moved to Nantes, where he painted portraits, genre paintings and monumental decorations. He painted the ceiling of the Graslin Theater, as well as the staircase of the Fine Arts Museum and the decoration of the Town Hall.

He made the wall paintings of one of the Senate stairs, of some rooms in the Chenonceau Castle and in different mansions of Paris.

Hippolyte Berteaux exhibited at the Salon of French Artists where he obtained in 1885 a second class medal before going into the Hors-concours section. He was made Chevalier (1891) and then Officer (1923) of the Legion of honor and was elected in 1906 Member of the Fine Arts.

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