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James Jacques Joseph Tissot

 (1836 - 1902)
James Jacques Joseph Tissot was active/lived in France, England.  James Tissot is known for urban female figure, genre and portrait post impressionist painting, illustration.

James Jacques Joseph Tissot

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James Tissot is famous for his exquisite paintings of beautiful English women and most people think he was English. In fact Jacques-Joseph Tissot was born in Nantes, then a thriving port on the Loire estuary in western France.  He adopted the name James as an Anglicised form when living in England.

His friends were Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas, with whom he shared a teacher in the painting school in Paris. Not a lot is known of his personal life except that around 1876 a mysterious attractive lady begins to appear in his pictures. Her identity remained a mystery until well into this century. Her name was Kathleen Newton, née Kelly. Her father, an Irish army officer, arranged the marriage of his convent-educated daugh  ...  Displaying 750 of 3074 characters.

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About  James Jacques Joseph Tissot

Born:  1836 - Nantes, France
Died:   1902 - Doubs, France
Known for:  urban female figure, genre and portrait post impressionist painting, illustration