Louis Valtat - Sailers

Louis Valtat (1869-1952) Part II

In 1890, upon winning the Jauvin d’Attainville prize, Valtat established his own studio at rue La Glaciere in Paris. He made his debut in 1893 at the Salon of Independent Artists, displaying several paintings depicting street scenes of the neighborhood surrounding his art studio. One of those paintings, titled Sur Le Boulevard (On The ... More

Maurice De Vlaminck - Bougival, 1906

Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958) Part II

In 1911, Vlaminck traveled to London and painted by the Thames. In 1913, he painted again with Derain in Marseille and Martigues. In World War I he was stationed in Paris, and began writing poetry. Eventually he settled in Rueil-la-Gadelière, a small village south-west of Paris. He married his second wife, Berthe Combes, with whom he had two ... More

Paul Gauguin - The Breton Shepherdess, 1886

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)

Gauguin came late to art. There is little in his early life to presage his phenomenal artistic career; however, his peripatetic upbringing established his restless need for voyage to exotic destinations. Descended on his mother’s side from Peruvian nobility, he spent his early childhood in Lima. He would later misrepresent his ancestry ... More

Theodore Earl Butler - Grainstacks, Giverny, 1897

Theodore Earl Butler (1861-1936)

Theodore Earl Butler was an American impressionist painter. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, and moved to Paris to study art. He was close friend of Claude Monet in Giverny, and married his stepdaughter, Suzanne Hoschedé. Suzanne is known as The woman with a Parasol and she was Claude Monet’s favorite model. The event of their marriage ... More

Louis Valtat - The Port In Normandy, 1923

Louis Valtat (1869-1952) Part I

Louis Valtat was a French painter and printmaker associated with the Fauves ("the wild beasts", so named for their wild use of color), who first exhibited together in 1905 at the Salon d'Automne. He is famous as a key figure in the stylistic transition in painting from Monet to Matisse. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ... More

Maurice De Vlaminck - Winter Scene, 1925

Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958) Part I

Maurice de Vlaminck was born on Rue Pierre Lescot in Paris. His father Edmond Julien was Flemish and taught violin and his mother Joséphine Caroline Grillet came from Lorraine and taught piano. His father taught him to play the violin. He began painting in his late teens. In 1893, he studied with a painter named Henri Rigalon on the Île ... More

Konstantinos Maleas - View Of The Acropolis

Konstantinos Maleas (1879-1928)

Konstantinos Maleas was a Greek painter who was born in 1879. He was one of the most important Post-impressionist Greek painters of the 20th century. Along with Konstantinos Parthenis, he is sometimes considered Greece's most important modern artist. He was born and grew up in Constantinople, far away from the Greek artistic center ... More

Henri Edmond Cross - The Mediterranean, East Wind, 1902

Henri Edmond Cross (1856-1910)

Henri-Edmond-Joseph Delacroix was born in Douai, a commune in the Nord départment in northern France in 1856. He had no surviving siblings. His parents, with a family history of ironmongery, were Alcide Delacroix, a French adventurer, and British Fanny Woollett. In 1865 the family moved to a location near Lille, a northern ... More