(b Orléans, 24 June 1882; d Neuilly-sur-Seine, nr Paris, 30 Oct
French painter and printmaker. He studied design and painting at the
Collège Sainte-Croix in Orléans and from 1903 at the Ecole des
Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he was a pupil of Fernand Cormon.
Although he greatly admired Cézanne and was friendly with the
Fauves, he sought to develop a personal style characterized by
subdued colours, sensitive brushwork and a strong sense of
composition and design. As an oil painter, watercolourist and
lithographer he produced landscapes (e.g. Landscape at Neuilly,
1924; Algiers, Mus. N. B.-A.), portraits and genre scenes such as
Coffee in the Garden (1922; Paris, Mus. A. Mod. Ville Paris). He
also worked as a book illustrator, particularly in the 1920s; among
his works in this medium were editions of Francis Carco’s Rien
qu’une femme and Mort de quelqu’un by Jules Romains.
Péniches sur la Seine
La jetée de Brigneau
Nu se coiffant
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