Regis Francois Gignoux (1816 - 1882)
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Born in Lyon, France, Regis Francois Gignoux was a French painter who was active in the United States from 1840 to 1870. Gignoux was inspired to turn towards landscape painting while studying at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts under Hippolyte Delaroche. In 1840, Gignoux moved to the United States, where he opened a studio in Brooklyn, New York. While living in New York, Gignoux became both a member of the National Academy of Design as well as the first president of the Brooklyn Art Academy. By 1844, Gignoux also became one of the first artists to join the famous Tenth Street Studio (other members included Albert Bierstadt and Frederic Church). Best known for his meticulous paintings of the Northeast American landscapes and snow scenes, Gignoux has had work shown at the Brooklyn Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, amongst many others. One of his most famous paintings, Mammoth Cave (1843), is currently touring as part of The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision.