Charles Olivier de Penne was a French painter. He belonged to the School of Barbizon.
Charles-Olivier de Penne was initially a painter of historical scenes, but, as soon as he came into contact with the school of Barbizon, he switched to landscape painting, in which he poured his passion for animals. He became famous for his paintings of hunting scenes or landscapes with animals.
He attempted the grand Prix de Rome in 1857, but only got the second prize with the work Jésus et la Samaritaine. He then exhibited regularly at both the Paris Salon and the Salon des Artistes Français, where he won a bronze medal in 1872 and a silver medal in 1883. Another silver medal was awarded to him at the 1889 Expo.