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Edmond Aman-Jean is a French artist whose works often depict women. He was a close friend of Seurat and was praised by Robert Herbert for his portrait of the artist. In 1883, Seurat exhibited the portrait in the Salon de la Rose+Croix. He also worked in lithography and designed posters. Moreover, his paintings of women are among his most famous works.

Seurat first met Aman-Jean in 1881, at the Salon de la Rose+Croix, in Paris. There, he assisted Puvis de Chavannes on the painting Sacred Grove, which can be seen on the wall of the Musee des Beaux-Arts in Lyon. In 1883, he received his first award at the Salon. During the next few years, Seurat traveled with artists such as Henri Martin and Ernest Laurent. The two artists continued their friendship, and he also travelled with them to Italy, where he met his future friend Ernest Laurent.

Edmond Aman-Jean's works are highly collectible and are often reproduced today. He is one of the most influential symbolist painters of the twentieth century.

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