Eugene Henri Alexandre Chigot

1860 - 1923


A pupil of his father Alphonse Chigot, Eugène Chigot enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1880, where he studied under Vayson, Cabanel and Bonnat. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1884-1924, and was commended by the jury of 1885, winning a third-class medal in 1887 and a second-class medal in 1890. After travelling in Spain, in 1887 he settled in Étaples in Flanders, before returning to Paris, where he became a founder of the Salon d’Automne. He was awarded bronze medals at the Paris Expositions Universelles of 1889 and 1990, and held his first solo show in Paris in 1905. He was an inspector of the museums of painting and drawing curated by the French maritime ministry, and an Officer of the Légion d’Honneur. His early works are large-scale history paintings, which he quickly relinquished in favour of landscapes, depicting scenes from his travels in southern France, Italy, the Auvergne, Vendée, Brittany and Flanders, whose light he particularly appreciated. Some of his works are reminiscent of paintings by Pissarro.


Solo Exhibitions


1954, Musée Galliera, Paris

2008, Musée du Touquet

Museum and Gallery Holdings


Agen: Admiral Avellan Entering the Harbour at Toulon in a Dinghy (1893)

Amiens: Shipwreck in Rough Weather

Charleville-Mézières: Fleeing the Invasion

Lille: Evening Prayer

Limoux: Fishermen Interrupted at Work

Nantes (MBA): Lost on the High Seas

Paris (MAM): Tenderness at Night; Castle in Snow

Tourcoing: Le Lengenoer, Dunkirk

Valenciennes: Seascape; Marius Escaping Sylla’s Emissaries


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Boating on the Lake Eugene Henri Alexandre Chigot

c. 1890
Oil on panel


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Boating on the Lake by Eugene Henri Alexandre Chigot

Moroccan Interior Eugene Henri Alexandre Chigot

Oil on original canvas


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Moroccan Interior by Eugene Henri Alexandre Chigot - Sold

Reflections Eugene Henri Alexandre Chigot

Oil on canvas


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Reflections by Eugene Henri Alexandre Chigot - Sold