Emmanuel-Charles Bénézit

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Emmanuel-Charles Bénézit (French: [benezi]; 28 November 1887, in Paris – 17 October 1975, in Hyères) was a painter and art curator. He has been painting since the age of six, alongside Camille Pissarro and Alfred Sisley at home. His grandfather, Charles Bénézit a musician, was a close friend of Victor Hugo that he accompanied in exile in Jersey ; He was the son of Dr. Emmanuel Bénézit who as a child was jumping on the knees of the poet, has a gallery in Paris ; The art gallery owner and founder of the Bénézit Dictionary of Artists.[1]

His wife is Marie Salomé Sphener-Bénézit.

After return from the army on medical grounds in 1915 he left for Provence to cure a pulmonary infection. He lived at Gassin in the Var, then Bormes-les-Mimosas. In 1930 he left Bormes for Hyères where he lived till his death at the age of 88.


  1. ^ Gazette des beaux-arts 1975- Page 35 "Emmanuel Benezit était le fils du Dr Charles-Emmanuel Benezit (1854- 1920), auteur du célèbre Dictionnaire des Peintres"

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