Charles Baugniet was born in
He attended the Académie Royale des Beaux-Artsin Brussels during 1827-29, where he studied under Joseph Paelinck and Florent Willems. His first attempts at lithography date from 1827, and his reputation grew steadily with the appearance of his first portraits in the magazine L'Artiste in 1833.
Baugniet lived at Sevres and first became known by a collection of three hundred lithographed portaits of distinguished persons. He became a member of the
He collaborated with Louis Huard from 1835-42 in producing a series of portraits of the Belgian House of Representatives - Louis Huard finished only 6 portraits, Baugniet doing the remainder. This was followed in 1836 by a series of 30 portraits of contemporary artists - "Les Artistes Contemporains". Included were portraits of Louis Jéhotte, Louis Gallait, Nicaise De Keyser, Jean-Baptiste Madou, Eugène Simonis, Charles-Louis Verboeckhoven, Horace Vernet, Paul Delarocheand Hippolyte Bellangé.
In 1843 he moved to
Baugniet settled in