Mont St. Michel

A part-time island, with an amazing fortified town with a monastery and abbey on the top of the rock formation. Part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


James Kay

Mont Saint-Michel – The Artists – Kay, James

James Kay was a Scottish artist notable for his paintings of the landscapes and shipping. Born on the Isle of Arran, Kay spent much of his working life with a studio in Glasgow and living at Portincaple on Loch Long in Argyll and Bute. He was elected to the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) in 1906 and to the Royal Scottish Academy in 1938. He had one daughter, artist Violet McNeish Kay.

Here is 1 painting of his that we found which he made in Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy.

William Parrott

Mont Saint-Michel – The Artists – Parrott, William

William Parrot (1813-1869) was a British painter, draughtsman and printmaker of the Romanticism movement. William Parrott travelled and painted in Italy, France and mostly in the United Kingdom.

Almost nothing is known about this artist (even his year of death is not well known). Here is 1 painting of his for Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy.

Achille Etna Michallon

Mont Saint-Michel – The Artists – Michallon, Achille-Etna

Achille Etna Michallon (1796–1822) was a French painter. Michallon was the son of the sculptor Claude Michallon and nephew of the sculptor Guillaume Francin. He travelled to Italy in 1818 and remained there for over two years.

Before he had much time to develop what he had learned however, he died at the age of 25 of pneumonia.

Here is one painting of his we found that he made in Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy.

Arthur Joseph Meadows

Mont Saint-Michel – The Artists – Meadows, Arthur Joseph

Arthur Joseph Meadows (1843 – 1907) was a British painter of coastal scenes and marines who was greatly influenced by Clarkson Stanfield. Arthur Joseph is generally considered to be the best of the Meadows family of marine artists, he was the younger brother of James Edwin Meadows Jnr. and the son of James Meadows Snr.

Here is one painting of his we found which he made in Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy.

Eugene Isabey

Mont Saint-Michel – The Artists – Isabey, Eugene

Eugene Louis Gabriel Isabey was a French painter, lithographer and watercolorist in the Romantic style. He was born to Jean-Baptiste Isabey, a well known painter who enjoyed the patronage of the Imperial Family.

Originally, he wanted to be a sailor, but his father insisted that he study painting; a turnabout from the usual situation where the family opposes an artistic career in favor of something more practical. He favored historical paintings, genre scenes and landscapes, but also executed numerous canvases depicting storms and shipwrecks; possibly reflecting his own thwarted career plans.

He painted extensively in Normandy. Here are his paintings for Mont Saint-Michel and closeby town of Granville.

Paul Huet

Mont Saint-Michel – The Artists – Huet, Paul

Paul Huet was a French painter and printmaker born in Paris. He met the English painter Richard Parkes Bonington. Bonington’s example influenced Huet to reject neoclassicism and instead paint landscapes based on close observation of nature.

Huet’s works, which include oil paintings, watercolors, etchings, and lithographs, are Romantic in feeling. Here are his works for Granville, a town close to Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy.

Armand Guillaumin

Mont Saint-Michel – The Artists – Guillaumin, Armand

Armand Guillaumin (1841 – 1927) was a French impressionist painter and lithographer. Born Jean-Baptiste Armand Guillaumin in Paris, he worked at his uncle’s lingerie shop while attending evening drawing lessons. He also worked for a French government railway before studying at the Academie Suisse in 1861. There, he met Paul Cezanne and Camille Pissarro with whom he maintained lifelong friendships.

He did not work directly in Mont Saint-Michel itself, instead painted in nearby Carolles.

Edward Cooke

Mont Saint-Michel – The Artists – Cooke, Edward William

Edward William Cooke was an English landscape and marine painter, and gardener. Cooke was born in London, the son of well-known line engraver George Cooke; his uncle, William Bernard Cooke, was also a line engraver of note, and Edward was raised in the company of artists. He spent many years in The Netherlands and in Venice, Italy, but despite all his travels he managed to paint quite a lot of places in Normandy.

Here are some of his paintings he made in Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy.

William Callow

Mont Saint-Michel – The Artists – Callow, William

William Callow was an English landscape painter, engraver and water colourist. He travelled extensively in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Italy, had a large number of pupils, and enjoyed favour with the royal family.

Here is one of his paintings he made in Mont Saint-Michel and one closeby in Granville, Normandy.

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