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BESNARD-FORTIN, Jeanne Mathilde Marie (1892 - 1978), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BESNARD-FORTIN, Jeanne Mathilde Marie (1892 - 1978), Painter

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French, 20th century, female.

Born 3 December 1892, in Dolus (Indre-et-Loire); died 1978.

Painter. Landscapes, nudes, animals.

Jeanne Mathilde Marie Besnard-Fortin exhibited in Paris from 1927 both at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and at the Salon des Indépendants. Her studio was a favourite meeting-place for the cosmopolitan artists of Montparnasse in the 1930s. Reacting against the conservatism of the official salons, she was one of those

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