Henry E. Burel

Honfleur – The Artists – Burel, Henry E.

This page forms part of a series of pages dedicated to the many artists who worked in Honfleur. A full list of all the artists with a link to their works can be found at the bottom of this page.

Henry E. Burel
Henry E. Burel

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Henry E. Burel is the artist’s signature of Henri Armand Emile Burel, French painter, poet and illustrator born and died in Fecamp (1883 – 1967). He was at the same time active in Fecamp in the field of drying , packaging and trading of cod.

Henry E. Burel married Blanche Alice Pope on October 17, 1908 in Fecamp, and his two children were born there.

F. Bogers, a soldier based during the First World War in Fecamp where the Belgian army set up an instruction camp, evokes in the house – whose master of the place devotes “a real cult to Monet and Sisley” and touches on poetry in the violin of Ingres – a place frequented by artists and writers, Ernest Hemingway staying there in April 1917 and, in friendly complicity, amusing himself there recomposing poems by Burel in English.

Died March 4, 1967, Henry E. Burel is buried in the cemetery of Fecamp.

You can read more of Henry E. Burel’s bio on Wikipedia (in French only).

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1932 - Henry E. Burel - Ships at the quay in Honfleur
1932 – Henry E. Burel – Ships at the quay in Honfleur

Henry Burel painted mostly in Normandy, particularly Fecamp, but he did paint in several other places. Here is the list (a link “⇠” to is specific works will appear below when published):

Honfleur was (and is) a very picturesque town, so it saw many artists capturing the beauty of this very scenic town. The reason it has so many tourists is obvious…. it’s very pretty. Here are some of the artists that have come to apply their art in the town (a link, symbolized by a ““, to the artist’s works will appear when published. A “*” indicates that the artist did not work directly in Honfleur but instead worked outside of Honfleur in a nearby town).

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