Victor Binet

French, 1849-1924 Biography

Victor Binet first worked as a decorative painter. He then studied with the great Barbizon animal and landscape artist Constant Troyon, and dedicated himself to landscape painting. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1878 onwards, winning a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1889. He was elected officer of the Legion of Honor in 1900. Binet sent a landscape to the Royal Academy in London in 1886. The surroundings of the region of Saint-Aubin-sur-Quillebeuf and of Arcueil furnished the themes of many of his canvases.

He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1878 onwards, winning a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1889. He also exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in 1886. He was elected officer of the Legion of Honor in 1900.

His contemporaries greatly appreciated his work, and he is well represented in the museums in France.

Awards/Memberships:
Gold medal, Exposition Universelle, Paris, France, 1889
Officer, Legion d'Honneur

Exhibitions:
Salon of Paris, France, 1878
Royal Academy, London, England, 1886
Exposition Universelle, Paris, France, 1889

Museums/Collections:
Musée de Picardie, Amiens, France
Musée de Grenoble, France
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Mulhouse, France
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims, France
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, France