Robert Poughéon

Robert Poughéon
France 50 francs Le Verrier 02.jpg
French fifty-franc bank note based on a painting by Poughéon, printed 1945–1951.
Born 18 July 1886
Paris, France
Died 1 March 1955
Nationality French
Education Jean-Paul Laurens, Albert Besnard
École des Beaux-Arts, École des Arts Décoratifs
Known for painting
Notable work
Movement Art Deco
Awards Prix de Rome, Légion d'Honneur

Eugène Robert Poughéon (18 July 1886 – 1 March 1955) born in Paris, was a French artist, painter, illustrator and museum curator.


Poughéon studied under Jean-Paul Laurens and Albert Besnard at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and later at the École des Arts Décoratifs with Charles Lameire.

In 1914 Poughéon won the Prix de Rome.[1] In 1927, he was awarded the silver medal at the Paris Salon, and two years later the gold medal.[2] In 1935 he started teaching at the École des Beaux-Arts and at the Académie Julian.[3] He was made director of the French Academy in Rome in 1942, and soon after became curator of the Musée Jacquemart-André.

Besides his paintings, murals, frescoes, and decors, Poughéon also illustrated books as well as providing artwork for banknotes.[4]

See also


  • Alain Lesieutre, The Spirit and Splendour of Art Deco, Paddington Press [5]
  • Norma, Bordeaux années 20-30: de Paris à l'Aquitaine, 2008 [6]


  1. ^ "POUGHEON, Eugène Robert (1886 - 1955), Painter, watercolourist : Benezit Dictionary of Artists - oi". 31 October 2011. Retrieved 2016-10-10.
  2. ^ "E.R. Pougheon | Peter Pappot". Retrieved 2016-10-10.
  3. ^ (fr) Ggbooks, Jean Pierre Cuzin, Dimitri Salmon, Ingres, Mengès, 2006 - Art, Modern, p. 237
  4. ^ "Artists of the French and French-Printed Banknotes | Billets de". Retrieved 2016-10-10.
  5. ^ Bordeaux années 20-30: de Paris à l'Aquitaine. Norma. 2008. ISBN 9782915542172. Retrieved 2016-10-10.
  6. ^ (fr) Ggbooks, Bordeaux années 20 - 30

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