Antoine Berjon (17 May 1754 – 24 October 1843) was a French painter and designer, among the most important flower painters of 19th-century France. He worked in a variety of media including oil, pastel, watercolour, and ink.

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  • Antoine Berjon (17 mai 1754 - 24 octobre 1843), originaire de Lyon, quartier de Vaise et contemporain de Pierre-Joseph Redouté a été formé pour la « fabrique » lyonnaise, c'est-à-dire l'ensemble des activités du tissage, décor inclus. Ses compositions étaient utilisées par les dessinateurs des fabriques de soieries et tissus. À Lyon, capitale du tissu façonné, il suit l'enseignement du sculpteur Michel Perrache et d'un agronome renommé, l'abbé Rozier. La Révolution l'oblige à quitter Lyon pour Paris où il acquiert des talents de portraitiste et de miniaturiste sous l'influence du peintre Jean-Baptiste Augustin. Vers 1810, sous l'Empire, il regagne Lyon où il devient professeur de dessin d'une classe de fleur destinée à former les dessinateurs d'une nouvelle fabrique de tissage mise au point par l'ingénieur mécanicien Jacquard (Métier Jacquard). Outre ses activités en tant que professeur à l'École de Beaux-Arts de Lyon, il est également portraitiste de la société lyonnaise, portraits qu'il réalise à l'huile ou à la sépia. Il pratiqua aussi la miniature et la gravure. Victime d'une cabale ultraroyaliste fomentée par son collègue, le peintre Pierre Révoil, Berjon est chassé de son poste. Il continue pendant une vingtaine d'années à dessiner et à peindre en solitaire, laissant un œuvre abondant qui rompt avec les conventions hollandisantes[à définir] et se distingue par son inspiration poétique. (fr)
  • Antoine Berjon (17 May 1754 – 24 October 1843) was a French painter and designer, among the most important flower painters of 19th-century France. He worked in a variety of media including oil, pastel, watercolour, and ink. Berjon was born in St Pierre de Vaise, a commune of Lyon, to the son of a butcher, and he first studied drawing with the local sculptor Antoine-Michel Perrache (1726–1779). His early history is not clear; according to his uncorroborated biographer J. Gaubin, he may have studied medicine or a religious vocation, learning flower painting during his novitiate. He went to work as a designer of textiles in Lyon's important silk industry until its collapse with the French Revolution. Berjon's paintings from the 1780s are untraced. In 1791, the Paris Salon accepted four of his works, including Still Life of Peaches and Grapes. He visited Paris often in the early 1790s and moved there in 1794, becoming a friend of Jean-Baptiste-Jean Augustin (1759–1832), a painter of miniatures, and of Claude-Jean-Baptiste Hoin (1750–1817), a portraitist. Living in Paris for 17 years, he exhibited at the Salon at least five times. By the time of his return to Lyon in 1810, his reputation had increased, and he became the professor of flower design at the newly established École des Beaux-Arts, which had been founded by Napoleon's decree in 1807 to revive Lyon's silk industry. He was dismissed in 1823 after a 13-year appointment, replaced by his gifted pupil Augustin Thierrat (1789–1870). His temperament probably put him in conflict with the school's administration; he was known for his stubbornness, and some contemporaries viewed him as egotistical, a characterization that remained throughout his life. He set up his own studio in Lyon, giving private instruction, and continued to make art for the last two decades of his life. He died in Lyon at 89. (en)
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  • Antoine Berjon (17 May 1754 – 24 October 1843) was a French painter and designer, among the most important flower painters of 19th-century France. He worked in a variety of media including oil, pastel, watercolour, and ink. (en)
  • Antoine Berjon (17 mai 1754 - 24 octobre 1843), originaire de Lyon, quartier de Vaise et contemporain de Pierre-Joseph Redouté a été formé pour la « fabrique » lyonnaise, c'est-à-dire l'ensemble des activités du tissage, décor inclus. Ses compositions étaient utilisées par les dessinateurs des fabriques de soieries et tissus. À Lyon, capitale du tissu façonné, il suit l'enseignement du sculpteur Michel Perrache et d'un agronome renommé, l'abbé Rozier. (fr)
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