From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Born Henri Jean Théodore Fantin-Latour in Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes, France, he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He is best known for his flower paintings and group portraits of his friends Parisian artists and writers. His work strongly influenced the symbolist movement of the late 19th Century.
In addition to his paintings, Fantin-Latour created ingenious lithographs demonstrating the music of some of the great classical composers.
He was interred in the Cimetière du Montparnasse, Paris, France.
Today, one of his paintings can sell for as much as US$2.5 million.