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Jean Benner
French artist, and twin to Emmanuel

Jean Benner

Jean Benner
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Intro French artist, and twin to Emmanuel
A.K.A. Jean Benner the Younger, Jean, the younger Benner
Was Painter Designer
From France
Field Arts Creativity
Gender male
Birth 28 March 1836, Mulhouse, France
Death 28 October 1906, Paris, France (aged 70 years)
Star sign Aries
Siblings: Emmanuel Benner the Younger
École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts
Notable Works
Jeune Fille de Capri  
Legion of Honour  
Genre painting
The details (from wikipedia)


Jean-Jacques Henner, Portrait of Jean Benner

Jean Benner (28 March 1836, Mulhouse – 28 October 1906, Paris) was a French artist, and twin to fellow artist, Emmanuel Benner.

Early life

Emmanuel and Jean Benner, 1883, National and University Library of Strasbourg

Twins Jean and Emmanuel Benner were born in March 1836 in Mulhouse, Alsace, France to Jean Benner-Fries.


The Benner brothers were first designers at Mulhouse mills and factories. By 30 years of age, he was able to study art with Léon Bonnat, Eck and Jean-Jacques Henner and exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1868. In 1881 he won his first medal there for this painting Le Repos.

He painted still-life, portrait and genre paintings, including After a Storm at Capri (1872), Trappist in Prayer (1875), Petite Falle de Capri, Flowers and Fruits (1868), and Reverie.

He also painted in the Isle of Capri, which was an artist colony at that time, its residents included Frederic Leighton, Walter McLaren, John Singer Sargent, Edouard Alexandre Sain, and Sophie Gengembre Anderson.


  • A house in Capri, 1881, Fine Arts Museum, Pau
  • Briseis weeping over the body of Patroclus, 1878, château-musée, Nemours
  • Ecstasy, c. 1896, Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Girl in Capri, 1906, Fine Arts Museum of Nantes
  • Hollyhocks, Musée d'art et d'archéologie, Senlis
  • Les Pêcheurs, Musée d'art moderne André Malraux, Le Havre
  • Portrait of Jean-Jacques Henner, 1899, Fine Arts Museum, Mulhouse
  • Portrait of Emmanuel Benner, Fine Arts Museum of Nantes
  • Salomé, Fine Arts Museum of Nantes
  • To France, always, Fine Arts Museum, Mulhouse
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