Delphin Enjolras is known primarily as an academic painter, specializing in intimate portraits of women. His lighting of these domestic or intimate scenes usually involves lamplight, or one single source which casts its glow on the subject.
He was born in France in 1857 and began formal training at the Ecole des Beaux Arts under the tutelage of Jean Leon Gerome, a highly esteemed artist. His complete educational background is unknown, but he is known to have studied with watercolorist Gaston Gerard as well.
His early career involved the painting of landscapes, but it was when Enjolras transitioned to the portraits of women that he found his niche. He did however regularly take work painting society portraits as well as continuing to work on genre and Orientalist scenes and subject matter. Interestingly, the work he exhibited at the Salon was not his beloved female portraiture, but city views, beautiful landscapes and contemporary middle class settings of the period. Throughout his career he would rely on watercolors, oils and pastels for the majority of his work.
From the year 1890 and onward he exhibited at the Salon, becoming an elected member of the Societe des Artistes Fran�ais in 1901. He continued to exhibit until 1909. He died in 1945.
His works are on public display in several museums including collections housed at the Musee du Puy, and the Musee Calvet d' Avignon in France.