Armand Guillaumin

Description: Armand Guillaumin, French, 1841-1927- ‘Le Puy Barriou, Paysage de la Creuse, Aout, 1916′; pastel on laid paper, signed in pastel, titled in black chalk on the reverse, 45 x 61.5cm

Provenance: Madame Rousso, Paris: Purchased from the Madame Rousso by Eardley Knollys in April 1954.

Notes: This painting will be included in the Comite Guillaumin’s (Dominique Fabiani, Jacques de La Beraudière and Stephanie Chardeau-Botteri) forthcoming second volume of the catalogue raisonne. A photo-certificate of authenticity from the Comite Guillaumin accompanies this art.

Armand Guillaumin (French: February 16, 1841 – June 26, 1927) was a French impressionist painter and lithographer.

Guillaumin exhibited at the Salon des Refusés in 1863. He participated in six of the eight Impressionist exhibitions: 1874, 1877, 1880, 1881, 1882 and 1886.

In 1886, he became a friend of Vincent van Gogh whose brother, Theo sold some of his works. He was finally able to quit his government job and concentrate on painting full-time in 1891, when he won 100,000 francs in the state lottery

Noted for their intense colours, Guillaumin’s paintings are represented in major museums around the world. He is best remembered for his landscapes of Paris, the Creuse département, and the area around Les Adrets-de-l’Estérel near the Mediterranean coast in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of France. Guillaumin was called the leader of the École de Crozant, a diverse group of painters who came to depict the landscape in the region of the Creuse around the village of Crozant. One of these depictions, titled Landscape in Crozant, is housed in the Art Institute of Chicago. His bust is in the square near the village church.

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