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George Binet


Biography


Georges Binet was born April 30, 1865 in Le Havre. At a young age he began taking courses at L'huillier, and at the age of eighteen, Binet entered the Beaux-Arts of Paris under the instruction of Raphael Collin and François Cormon. Binet remained in Paris after his studies had concluded. He began having exhibitions at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1889 and continued through 1939. In 1906, he exhibited at l'Exposition Coloniale. Binet won a number of awards beginning with a citation in 1899. This was followed by a third class medal in 1904 and a second class medal in 1912. Binet was made a chevalier of the Légion d'honneur in 1937.

Binet became inspired by the Norman impressionists of the mid-19th century following his completion of schooling. He had particular interest in those paintings marked by the atmosphere of the Seine and its estuary. Binet enjoyed the charms of crowds and its colors. He painted beaches and flower and vegetable markets. Binet also enjoyed painting his native Normandy as well as Paris.



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