Vincent Manago (1880–1936) was a French painter in the Orientalist style.
Vincent Manago was born in Catania in Sicily at the end of the 19th century. He migrated to North Africa and then to France.
Vincent Manago was a very popular painter in Marseille between 1900 and 1913, where his work was shown at the Foire internationale de Marseille and at the Exposition Coloniale des Paysages d'Afrique et de Provence. He specialised in landscape, marine and genre paintings of the Mediterranean coast (Martiques, La Rochelle, Venice) and in Orientalist painting. The latter showed the influence of his stay in Tunisia and Algeria on his art. He used vivid colors in his paintings. As would other Orientalist artists, he also used scenes depicted on postcards as inspiration for his paintings. One such postcard was used for his 1903 painting titled Femme preparant couscous, Algérie (woman preparing couscous, Algeria), of which at least four different versions were made, one of which is in the Musée des beaux-arts, Marseille.
In addition to being a painter, Manago also worked as a decorator, several private residences in Tunis and Alger. His oldest son Dominique Manago, born in Tunis in 1902, also became a painter and so did his youngest son Armand, born in Paris in 1913, who changed his artist name to A.M. Guérin V. Vincent Manago lived in Paris until his death on 30 June 1936.
Maisons de pecheurs et barques a Martiques, no date.
Les Martiques, no date. Oil on canvas, 33x46 cm.
Prière du soir au Maroc (Evening prayer in Morocco), no date. Oil on wood panel, 46x77 cm.
Le grand Canal à Venise (Grand Canal in Venice), no date. Oil on canvas, 47x69 cm.
Rue animée à Tunis (Street view in Tunis), no date. Oil on panel, 46x61 cm.
La Rochelle, no date. Oil on panel, 46x55 cm.
Retour du marché (Return from the market), no date. Oil on canvas, 46x38 cm.
Scène de rue en Algérie (Street scene in Algeria), 1903. Oil on canvas, 41x61 cm. Musée Cantini, Marseille, France.
L. Thornton, 1994. Women as portrait in orientalist painting. ACR Edition International, Paris. 192 p.
E. Benezit, 1976. Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs. Volume 7, p. 128. Librairie Gründ. Paris, France. Benezit Dictionary of Artists