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Henri Gervex, 1852-1929

Nationality: French
Date of Birth: 1852.09.10
Place of Birth: Paris
Date of Death: 1929.06.07
Place of Death: Paris


Henri Gervex was an artist.


Gervex was active in exhibiting between 1893 and 1907, showing at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.

JW made reference to Gervex in a number of letters dating from 1890 concerning an exhibition of French artists in London to which JW thought he would be invited (#12789, #08144, #05582). JW described Gervex to Alfred Stevens in this year as 'a charming fellow who dislikes writing, very serious about himself and often very careless in his dealings with others' (#05581).


Johnson, J., and Anna Gruetzner, Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980; The Grove Dictionary of Art Online, ed. L. Macy, (accessed 2003).