Eugene M. Ciceri
Born in France in 1813, Eugene Ciceri studied under his father, a well-respected French illustrator and decorator. Many of his early works were murals and theatre sets, influenced by his studies with his father. In Paris, Ciceri shared living quarters with his uncle and fellow artist, Eugene Isabey, in a part of the city where Millet, Rousseau, and Dupre also lived during the same time. Later in his life he turned to landscapes and debuted at the Paris Salon in 1851, winning a bronze medal. Ciceri traveled and painted throughout France, particularly in the small town of Barbizon, and along the Seine and Marne Rivers. Normandy, Switzerland, Germany and North Africa were several of the other locales which Ciceri painted during his travels.
Ciceri’s work is in the Louvre, national museums throughout France, the National Gallery in Berlin, and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.