Vincent Manago, French (1880 - 1936)

Vincent Manago

 Born January 15, 1880 in Toulon France; died June 30, 1936 in Paris.  

He studied art at the Académie Julian in Paris, where he was trained by Jean-Paul Laurens.

Vincent Manago was a very popular painter in Marseille between 1900 and 1913, where his work was shown at the Foire internationale de Marseille and at the Exposition Coloniale des Paysages d'Afrique et de Provence. He specialised in landscape, marine and genre paintings of the Mediterranean coast (Martiques, La Rochelle, Venice) and in Orientalist painting. The latter showed the influence of his stay in Tunisia and Algeria on his art. He used vivid colors in his paintings. As would other Orientalist artists, he also used scenes depicted on postcards as inspiration for his paintings. One such postcard was used for his 1903 painting titled Femme preparant couscous, Algérie (woman preparing couscous, Algeria), of which at least four different versions were made, one of which is in the Musée des beaux-arts, Marseille. Many of his other paintings were in the Musée Château Baron Martin in Gray, Haute-Saône, France.

In addition to being a painter, Manago also worked as a decorator, several private residences in Tunis and Alger. His oldest son Dominique Manago, born in Tunis in 1902, also became a painter. Vincent Manago lived in Paris until his death on 30 June 1936.

Le Musee de Gray preserves several of his canvases and Marseilles Gallery holds one of his paintings from 1903.

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