Jehan Georges Vibert was born September 30, 1840 in Paris. He began his artistic training at a young age under the instruction of his maternal grandfather, engraver Jean-Pierre-Marie Jazet. He was more interested in painting than engraving and entered the studio of F¨¦lix-Joseph Barrias and eventually the École des Beaux-Arts when he was sixteen. He remained at the École for six years under the instruction of historic painter François-Edouard Picot.Vibert debuted at the Salon of 1863 with La Sieste (The Siesta) and Repentir (Repentance).During the Franco-Prussian War, Vibert became a sharpshooter and was wounded at the battle of Malmaison in October of 1870. He was awarded the L¨¦gion d¡¯Honneur and became a Chevalier de la L¨¦gion d¡¯Honneur in recognition of his sacrifice. He became an Officer of the L¨¦gion d¡¯Honneur in 1882.

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