Charles MOZIN

Paris 1806 - Trouville-sur-Mer 1862


Born into a family of musicians, Charles-Louis Mozin studied with the landscape and genre painter Xavier Leprince. Primarily a painter and lithographer of coastal landscapes, harbour views and seascapes, particularly in Normandy, he exhibited at the Salons in Paris between 1824 and 1861. Along with Eugène Isabey and Richard Parkes Bonington, Mozin was one of the first artists to paint landscapes depicting the beach and fishing port of Trouville, which he discovered around 1825, and where he eventually settled in 1839. He also travelled in Germany and Holland, where he frequently exhibited his work between 1840 and 1850. A number of aquatints were published after his paintings. In 1865, three years after Mozin’s death, a sale of the contents of his studio was held in Paris, amounting to over two hundred paintings, drawings and watercolours, as well as several models of boats. Landscape paintings by Mozin are today in the museums of Amiens, Honfleur, Rouen, Toulon, Versailles, and elsewhere, while a number of views of Paris are in the Musée Carnavalet in Paris.