Frantz Jourdain was a French architect who began studying at the École des Beaux Arts Paris in 1866. In 1881 he built l'Imprimerie Nouvelle dans le rue Cadet, and during 1883-91 he built several other Paris factory buildings. He is the father of Francis Jourdain (1876-1958), a well-known furniture designer and interior designer. In 1903 Frantz Jourdain founded the Salon d’Automne and was its first president. Frantz was a close friend of writer Émile Zola.
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