Ernest Stanislas BLANC-GARIN is a French-Belgian painter. He born in Givet on 8 October 1843.
He studied at the Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels in the studio of Jean-François Portaels then Alexandre Cabanel in Paris; It is undoubtedly among these two masters that he forged his talent in the art of portraiture, as evidenced by the painting The Senate in Meeting painted in 1880.
Of French origin, he established in Brussels in 1863 and opened his own Academy where he trained many painters.
Blanc-Garin died in Brussels in 1916, he is my Great-Grand Father.