Eugene Murer


1841 - 1906

Artist's Biography & Works For Sale

Eugene Murer was born Hyacinthe-Eugene Meunier in Poiters central France on May 14 1841. He was reared by his grandmother and much afflicted by the neglect of his parents left for Paris in 1860 where he trained as a pastry cook. He went on to open a restaurant and at the same time he wrote novels and poetry.

During this period, through his childhood friend Guillaumin, he began mixing with the painters of impressionism and soon began to paint as well and collect art from the impressionists. Murer’s works show a clear debt to these artists whom he greatly admired. His painting titled ‘The Oisle River at l’sle-Adam’ hangs in the Musee d’Orsay.

There is a portrait of him by Renoir in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and a depiction of him at his pastry oven by Camille Pissaro.