Archille Cesbron


Archille Theodore Cesbron

Archille Cesbron was born in Oran, France on November 5, 1849, and died in Paris, January 4, 1915.  

As a student in the atelier of the painters Bonnat and De Cormon in Paris, Cesbron developed a reputation as a great painter of still life, in particular the arrangement of flowers. His works were shown regularly at famous salons in Paris and especially at le Salon des Artiste Français. He was closely associated with the Salon des Artiste Français that in 1883 he became a Sociétaire (board member).  

Cesbron received numerous honors for his work. In 1883 he received honorable mentioned, in 1884, he received the third médaille and in 1885 he received the second médaille.  In 1886 Cesbron received the prize of Marie Bashkirtseff.  In 1889 and 1890 Cesbron received the silver prize of L’exposition Universelle in Paris.  However, his crowning achievement came in 1898, where he was presented  with the France’s Legion d’Honneur from the President of France.

His entire life was dedicated to his love for flowers.  He had a special fondness for roses.  Roses were highlighted in many of his famous works.  In 1876 and 1900 France honored Cesbron by naming a type of rose after him.  Now his name is synonymous with bright red roses. Cesbron became the chairman of the Société des Peintes de Fleurs, an association of painters of flowers.

Currently, galleries all over Europe and the United States carry his work.

Gérald Schurr,  Les petits maîtres de la Peinture 1820-1920

His work were shown at the museum Angers at the Museum of Fine Arts and Museum Turpin de Crisse, Gray, Mulhouse, and in Paris at the Musée des arts Décoratifs and Plombieres.