Theodore Gudin

Le Havre – The Artists – Gudin, Theodore

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

Theodore Gudin (1802 – 1880) was born in Paris, and at an early age enrolled in the naval school. However, he did not last very long there, and he went to the USA and joined the US Navy. In 1822 he returned to Paris and started a career in art.

He started painting ships, and received a few commissions to paint trader’s and Navy ships, including a commission from King Charles X. He then went on to become the first official painter of the French Navy. The King of France then made him a Baron.

Click here to read his bull bio on Wikipedia.

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1834 Baron Theodore Gudin - Entrance to the Port of Le Havre
1834 Baron Theodore Gudin – Entrance to the Port of Le Havre
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NOTE: The towers at the port entrance have gone.

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Baron Gudin painted in a few other places in France. A link “” to their respective works will appear below when published.

Here are the painters/artists who painted in Le Havre (a “*” indicates that the artist did not worked directly in Le Havre itself, instead worked closeby, a link “” to the artist’s works will appear below when published):

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