c. 1920
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c. 1920

Emmanuel Michel Benner

Capri 1873 – 1965 Paris

Oil on canvas, 13 x 16.1 in. (33 x 41 cm). Signed lower left. Original carved period frame, size 20.47 x 23.62 in. (52 x 60 cm).

Price: € 5,500.- / $ 6,500.-


Many Benner grew up as the son of Jean Benner and nephew of the famous Emmanuel Benner in an artistic family.
At age 16 he attended the École des Beaux-Arts, and was soon honored with high awards and medals.

While his uncle Emmanuel Benner also frequently painted nudes, but still characterized by naturalism and symbolism, Many Benner transcended models in an ethereal level. Thus he is able, with little color and resolution forms to emphasize the beauty of the body but leave covered by a spell.


ARTIST DICTIONARIES: Bénézit, Saur, Thieme-Becker

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: Musée des Beaux-Arts of Mulhouse, Charleville and Le Havre.

the original hand-carved quality frame