Portrait of Jehan Georges Vibert

Jehan Georges Vibert Painting Reproductions Gallery 1 of 2

1840-1902

French Academic Classicism Painter

Jehan or Jean-Georges Vibert began his artistic career as an engraver in the workshop of his maternal grandfather, Jean-Pierre-Marie Jazet. In April 1857 he enrolled in the École des Beaux-Arts, where he remained for six years and studied painting under Félix-Joseph Barrias (1822-1907) and François-Édouard Picot (1786-1868). Vibert's early works are indebted to the subjects and style of Picot. After his debut at the 1863 Salon, Vibert won a medal at the 1864 Salon for Narcissus Transformed into a Flower (Musée des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux), despite the scandal caused by the nudity depicted. Another mythological picture, Daphne and Chloe (Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Va.), was harshly criticized at the 1866 Salon; one reviewer counseled the artist "to return to the study of nature, take on a live model." Meanwhile, the genre painting Entrance of the Toreros (private collection) he had submitted to the same Salon enjoyed a positive response. Vibert realized that he would achieve greater financial and popular success with smaller genre canvases than with larger mythological and historical paintings. Possessed of a cynical wit and great technical ability, he produced numerous anecdotal pictures that satirized the Catholic Church. Never completely abandoning his aspirations to the "higher" genres, he showed an ambitious allegorical painting, the monumental Apotheosis of Adolphe Thiers (Musée d'Orsay, Paris), at the 1878 Salon, but it, too, elicited extremely negative responses, though it was bought by the state. Also interested in the technique of watercolor, Vibert was a founding member of the Society of French Watercolorists in 1878 and served as its first president. He invented a number of products for painters, including special varnishes, brushes, and a red paint, which he named "Vibert Red" and used for his many images of cardinals. Vibert was intensely involved in the theater and wrote several satirical plays in the style of Molière, whom he greatly admired. He married one of the leading actresses of the Comédie Française, Maria Lloyd, but they divorced in 1887. He wrote frequently on art matters, and at the time of his death in 1902 he was compiling an autobiography, illustrated with reproductions of his paintings.

31 Jehan Georges Vibert Paintings

The Marvelous Sauce, c.1890 by Jehan Georges Vibert | Painting Reproduction

The Marvelous Sauce c.1890

Oil Painting
$3217
Canvas Print
$56.85
SKU: VJG-4905
Jehan Georges Vibert
Original Size: 64 x 81 cm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA

An Afternoon Libation, undated by Jehan Georges Vibert | Painting Reproduction

An Afternoon Libation undated

Oil Painting
$2463
SKU: VJG-4906
Jehan Georges Vibert
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

La Sieste, undated by Jehan Georges Vibert | Painting Reproduction

La Sieste undated

Oil Painting
$1297
SKU: VJG-4907
Jehan Georges Vibert
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Reproach, undated by Jehan Georges Vibert | Painting Reproduction

The Reproach undated

Oil Painting
$2935
SKU: VJG-4908
Jehan Georges Vibert
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Church in Danger, undated by Jehan Georges Vibert | Painting Reproduction

The Church in Danger undated

Oil Painting
$2758
SKU: VJG-4909
Jehan Georges Vibert
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Rest, undated by Jehan Georges Vibert | Painting Reproduction

Rest undated

Oil Painting
$1141
SKU: VJG-4910
Jehan Georges Vibert
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Spanish Saddle Maker, 1873 by Jehan Georges Vibert | Painting Reproduction

The Spanish Saddle Maker 1873

Oil Painting
$2183
SKU: VJG-4911
Jehan Georges Vibert
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Un Scandale, 1889 by Jehan Georges Vibert | Painting Reproduction

Un Scandale 1889

Oil Painting
$2595
SKU: VJG-4912
Jehan Georges Vibert
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Figaro and a Priest, undated by Jehan Georges Vibert | Painting Reproduction

Figaro and a Priest undated

Oil Painting
$1276
SKU: VJG-4913
Jehan Georges Vibert
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Les Journaux, undated by Jehan Georges Vibert | Painting Reproduction

Les Journaux undated

Oil Painting
$3415
SKU: VJG-4914
Jehan Georges Vibert
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Sick Doctor, 1892 by Jehan Georges Vibert | Painting Reproduction

The Sick Doctor 1892

Oil Painting
$3131
SKU: VJG-4915
Jehan Georges Vibert
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Why Comes He Not, undated by Jehan Georges Vibert | Painting Reproduction

Why Comes He Not undated

Oil Painting
$2978
SKU: VJG-4916
Jehan Georges Vibert
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Calling the Roll after the Pillage, 1866 by Jehan Georges Vibert | Painting Reproduction

Calling the Roll after the Pillage 1866

Oil Painting
$10287
Canvas Print
$48.20
SKU: VJG-4917
Jehan Georges Vibert
Original Size: 61 x 102 cm
Private Collection

The Serenade, undated by Jehan Georges Vibert | Painting Reproduction

The Serenade undated

Oil Painting
$2722
SKU: VJG-4918
Jehan Georges Vibert
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Reading Rabelais, undated by Jehan Georges Vibert | Painting Reproduction

Reading Rabelais undated

Oil Painting
$1340
SKU: VJG-4919
Jehan Georges Vibert
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Autumn Flowers, undated by Jehan Georges Vibert | Painting Reproduction

Autumn Flowers undated

Oil Painting
$3348
SKU: VJG-4920
Jehan Georges Vibert
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

A Plate of Cakes, undated by Jehan Georges Vibert | Painting Reproduction

A Plate of Cakes undated

Oil Painting
$2811
SKU: VJG-4921
Jehan Georges Vibert
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The View, undated by Jehan Georges Vibert | Painting Reproduction

The View undated

Oil Painting
$2147
Canvas Print
$48.20
SKU: VJG-4922
Jehan Georges Vibert
Original Size: 35 x 27.7 cm
Dahesh Museum of Art, New York, USA

Francois Guizot, c.1878 by Jehan Georges Vibert | Painting Reproduction

Francois Guizot c.1878

Oil Painting
$1027
Canvas Print
$58.71
SKU: VJG-4923
Jehan Georges Vibert
Original Size: 100 x 81 cm
Museum of Palace of Versailles, Paris, France

A Fine Point, undated by Jehan Georges Vibert | Painting Reproduction

A Fine Point undated

Oil Painting
$2427
SKU: VJG-4924
Jehan Georges Vibert
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Convent Choir, 1865 by Jehan Georges Vibert | Painting Reproduction

The Convent Choir 1865

Oil Painting
$2282
SKU: VJG-4925
Jehan Georges Vibert
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Un secret d'etat, 1875 by Jehan Georges Vibert | Painting Reproduction

Un secret d'etat 1875

Oil Painting
$2627
SKU: VJG-4926
Jehan Georges Vibert
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Duet, 1897 by Jehan Georges Vibert | Painting Reproduction

The Duet 1897

Oil Painting
$2687
SKU: VJG-4927
Jehan Georges Vibert
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Cardinal Reading a Letter, undated by Jehan Georges Vibert | Painting Reproduction

Cardinal Reading a Letter undated

Oil Painting
$2627
SKU: VJG-4928
Jehan Georges Vibert
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

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