04 Works, The art of War, Pierre-Georges Jeanniot’s Art bearing witness to the agonies of war, with Footnotes

Henry Zaidan
1 min readFeb 29, 2024
Pierre Georges Jeanniot
The Survivors of a Massacre Used as Gravediggers, c. 1915

Lithograph on wove paper
8 9/16 x 11 7/16 in.
Clark Art Institute

Pierre Georges Jeanniot was taught by his father Pierre-Alexandre Jeanniot, who for a long time was director of the art college in Dijon. He embarked on a military career, but exhibited watercolours as early as 1872 at the Paris Salon. In 1873, he exhibited his first oil painting there, Le Vernan at Nass-sous-Ste-Anne, and continued to show work there regularly. In 1881, having reached the rank of captain, he left the army in order to work full time as an artist. He settled in Paris, where he won an honourable mention in the Salon of 1882, a third-class medal in 1884 and a silver in 1889 and 1900. His was an assured and independent mind, and so he joined the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts as soon as it was set up in 1890. He was made a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur…

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