Pierre Bourgogne was born at Paris in 1838.
Bourgogne was a pupil of V Galland, Charles Polish and Lequien. From 1869 to 1904 Bourgogne exhibited at the Salon and was awarded an honourable mention in 1888 and a medal in1889. Bourgogne also exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in 1888.
Bourgogne painted flower still lifes and fruit still lifes and was highly successful during his lifetime. His Fleurs de Printemps was presented to the Emperor of China by the French Government in 1897.
Bourgogne also provided tapestry designs for the Beauvais factory. Many of Bourgogne’s works were purchased for French Musems , for example:
BEZIERS FLEURS DE PRINTEMPS 1888
BLOIS ETALAGE DE FLEURS 1899
ISSOUDON FLEUR & FRUITS 1890
MORLAIX GIROFLEES 1883
RENNES LES DONS DE L’AUTOMNE 1883
TOULOUSE ROSES THE 1883
TULLE CHEZ LA FLEURISTE 1889