Edmond Charles Joseph YonFrench, 1836–1897
Edmond Yon was a French painter known for his landscape paintings and as an engraver. A pupil of Pouget and Lequesne, Yon made his debut at the Paris Salon in 1865 with his engravings for the works of Victor Hugo. He also engraved the landscapes of the Barbizon painters, notably, Corot, Millet, Guillemet, Van Marcke de Lummen and Vernier.
In 1867 Yon exhibited his first painting entitled, Chemin à Velizy and continued to exhibit works in France and abroad throughout his life, winning several important awards throughout his career. Yon was particularly noted for his riverside scenes and often depicted scenes from the Seine, the Marne and the Bièvre. He also painted in Holland, Normandy and in the region of Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Yon’s works are now held in many French municipal collections, including Amiens, Lille, Soissons and Calais and several private collections in Britain.