Among other professional distinctions, Henner also took a Grand Prix for painting at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900. He was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1873, Officer in 1878 and Commander in 1889. In 1889 he succeeded Cabanel in the Institut de France.
Henner had numerous pupils; among them were the American painter Mathilde Mueden Leisenring and the Romanian artist Dimitrie Serafim. From 1874 to 1889, organized with Carolus-Duran, what he called "the studio of the ladies" for women were not allowed entry to the École des Beaux-Arts. Some also served as his models. One of these was Dorothy Tennant who later married Henry Morton Stanley.
Suzanne Valadon (1865–1938) also worked as one of his models.
As you cane see, he was quite obsessed with red hair (or, at least, with the same red-haired girl).
|Head of a Woman|
|A Bather (Echo)|
|Head of a Girl|
|Jeune fille à la robe bleue|
|Portrait de jeune femme rousse|
|A Red-Haired Beauty|
|Le reveil de l'enfant|
|Portrait de femme|