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Louis Rémy Mignot, 1831-1870

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1831.02.03
Place of Birth: Charleston, SC
Date of Death: 1870.09.22
Place of Death: Brighton, England


Mignot was an artist, and came from Charleston, SC.


He studied art in Holland, and lived in New York and England where he settled in 1862. A landscape artist, he drew inspiration from his travels to Ecuador, and earned much critical praise for his South American landscapes. In 1870 when in France, Mignot became a casualty of the Franco-Prussian War. During the siege, he was mistakenly imprisoned. He was eventually released but while imprisoned contracted smallpox.

He died shortly after returning to his home in England. AMW helped Mignot's wife who was in desperate need of money and other daily necessities (see #06485; #06487; #06495).


Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, Paris, 1956-61.