1876 - 1926
Henri Person was a pupil of Cormon, Wallet, Humbert and Thirion. He was a sailor who loved the sea and a friend of Paul Signac. He often painted Mediterranean scenes and landscapes in light colours, though he did not always use the Pointillist style that he adopted in his early works, some of which are forerunners of Tachisme. He was a member of the Salon des Artistes Français from 1905 and exhibited there regularly, as he did also at the Salon des Indépendants. In 1913, the Galerie Bernheim-Jeune held a solo exhibition of his work. He was rediscovered during exhibitions held in Paris in 1961 and 1969.