Sunday, April 10, 2016
Ernest Quost (1842 - 1931) was a French painter.
Quost was probably a pupil of Horace Aumont (1839-1864) during his stay in Paris. He began at the Paris Salon in 1866, continued to exhibit at the Salon of French Artists, became a medalist in 1880 and again in 1889 for the Universal Exhibition of Paris. Quost was knighted in the Legion of Honour in 1883 and Officer in 1903.
Ernest Quost was typically a painter of Paris; the bustling boulevards and dances. His flowers were appreciated by Monet and Van Gogh. In a letter to Theo he refers to Quost as “father of roses".