Étienne-Auguste Krier was born in Mareuil-sur Ay, France in 1875.
He was a student of Léon Bonnat at l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts
Krier exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français beginning
in 1904, where he won a prize in 1924. He was awarded the Prix des Anciens
Eléves de Bonnat in 1930.
Krier exhibited in Copenhagen, and Tunisia, he exhibited at the Galerie
Ecalle in Paris in 1930.
Krier’s painted in a very realistic manner, typical of the Beaux-Arts
style of the late 19th Century, but his subjects, composition, boldness
and use of brilliant color make his paintings quite modern. He painted
many beautiful women in the fashions of the period, often in very detailed
interiors. He also painted very sensual nudes. Krier had a long and
successful career for almost forty years.