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

Henri Martin - The Port Of Marseilles

Henri-Jean Guillaume Martin (1860-1943) Part II

Although Martin's work as a neo-impressionist is not considered groundbreaking, his work was rather well-received, and has been associated with world-class symbolist painter, Puvis de Chavannes. Due to his introverted temperament, Martin decided to move away from Paris. After a decade of searching for an ideal home, Martin bought Marquayrol, ... 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

Paul Signac - The Terrace, Saint-Tropez, 1898

Paul Signac (1863-1935)

Paul Victor Jules Signac was born in Paris on 11 November 1863. He followed a course of training in architecture before deciding at the age of 18 to pursue a career as a painter after attending an exhibit of Monet's work. He sailed around the coasts of Europe, painting the landscapes he encountered. He also painted a series of watercolors ... More

Henri Martin - Village Houses

Henri-Jean Guillaume Martin (1860-1943) Part I

Born in Toulouse to a French cabinet maker and a mother of Italian descent, Martin successfully persuaded his father to permit him to become an artist. He began his career in 1877 at the Toulouse School of the Fine Arts, where he was under the tutelage of Jules Garipuy. In 1879, Martin relocated to Paris and with the help of a scholarsh... More

Maximilien Luce - The Seine At Pont Saint-Michel, 1900

Maximilien Luce (1858-1941)

Maximilien Luce was born into a modest family in 1858 in Paris. From early youth he mixed with impoverished artisans and workers constructing the major roads and other works. At the age of thirteen, he was an appalled witness of the massacres carried out by government forces against the revolutionaries of the Paris Commune of 1871. This ... More

Théo Van Rysselberghe - The Bay Of Saint Clair, 1923

Théo van Rysselberghe (1862-1926)

Théophile "Théo" van Rysselberghe was a Belgian neo-impressionist painter, who played a pivotal role in the European art scene at the turn of the century. Van Rysselberghe first studied at the Academy of Ghent under Theo Canneel and from 1879 at the Academy of Brussels under the directorship of Jean-François Portaels. Portaels... 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

Birger Sandzén - At River`s Edge

Birger Sandzén (1871-1954)

Sven Birger Sandzén, known more commonly as Birger Sandzén, was an American painter best known for his landscapes. He produced most of his work while working as an art professor at Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas. It was fortunate for American art and Kansas when this young Swedish artist decided to emigrate to Lindsborg in ... 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