For the French politician, see Gustave Colin.

Gustave-Henri Colin
Gustave Colin, the painter in his workshop
BornJuly 11, 1828
DiedDecember 28, 1910
Paris, France

Gustave-Henri Colin (1828–1910) was a French painter.

Early life

Gustave-Henri Colin was born on July 11, 1828 in Arras, France.[1] He learned painting from Constant Dutilleux in Arras.[1] Upon moving to Paris, he took lessons from Ary Scheffer and Thomas Couture.[1]

Partie de pelote sous les remparts de Fontarabie (Hondarribia), 1863.
Partie de pelote sous les remparts de Fontarabie (Hondarribia), 1863.


Colin was a painter.[2] He painted landscapes and portraits.[1] He exhibited his first painting, Portrait of a Grandmother, at the Salon in Paris in 1857.[1] A year later, in 1858, he established a studio in Ciboure near Biarritz.[1] By 1863, he exhibited his work at the Salon des Refusés in Paris.[1]

Colin spent time at the Château d'Orrouy, a castle owned by Count Armand Doria, an aristocrat and art collector.[3] He met James McNeill Whistler in Saint-Jean-de-Luz in 1862.[1]

Personal life

Colin was married to a Basque.[1]


Colin died on December 28, 1910 in Paris, France.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Gustave-Henri Colin, 1828-1910". The Correspondence of James McNeill Whistler. University of Glasgow. Retrieved December 25, 2015.
  2. ^ "Gustave Henri Colin (French, 1828–1910)". Artnet. Retrieved December 25, 2015.
  3. ^ "Monuments historiques: Château". Ministry of Culture. Retrieved December 25, 2015.