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Armand Guillaumin (French 1841-1927)

Armand Guillaumin (French 1841-1927)

'Coucher du Soleil dans la Cruese' circa 1898

Oil on canvas

Size: 29.13 x 39.37 ins (74 x 100 cms)

Signed lower left 

  • Provenance

    Lucien Schloss,

    Peter Findlay, New York

    Private Collection, France

    Private Collection, United Kingdom


  • Exhibition

    Geneva, Musée du Petit Palais, "Guillaumin", 8th January - 31st May, 1992, p. 82, no. 32 (reproduced in colour)
    Toulouse, Musée Paul Dupuy, "Armand Guillaumin l'impressionniste, ami de Cézanne et de Van Gogh", 24 February - 31st May, 1993, p. 88, no. 32

    Clermont Ferrand, Musée des Beaux Arts, "Armand Guillaumin l'impressionniste, ami de Cézanne et de Van Gogh", 17 February - 11 June, 1995, no. 36
    Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, "Vom Spiel der farbe Armand Guillaumin ein wergessener Impressionist", 23 February - 5 May, 1996, p. 207, no. G 68

    Lausanne, Fondation de l'Hermitage, "Armand Guillaumin, un maitre de l’impressionnisme", 12th July - 20th October, 1997, p. 110, no. 62
    Belfort, Musée d’Art et d’histoire, "Armand Guillaumin de la lumière à la couleur", 7th June - 31st August, 1997, p. 65, no. 35

    Turin, Palazzo Bricheriaso, "l’Impressionismo di Guillaumin", 24th October, 2003 - 1st February, 2007, p. 105 (reproduced in colour)



  • Literature

    G Serret D Fabiani, Armand Guillaumin catalogue de l’oeuvre peint, Paris 1971, no. 394 Christopher Gray, Armand Guillaumin, Pequot Press, Chester Conn, 1991, p.178

    Armand Guillaumin was born in Paris and attended the Académie Suisse when he was twenty years of age. The Suisse Academy was an art school at which various artists studied before him trained, including Eugène Delacroix and Paul Cézanne. Guillaumin met the latter, who became a life-long friend – in 1871 they painted together by the Seine and Cézanne is said to have been very impressed by Guillaumin’s work.

    In 1863, two years after joining the Académie Suisse, Guillaumin exhibited at the Salon des Refusés, popularised by Edouard Manet for avant-garde artists to exhibit canvases rejected from the canonical Paris Salon. Here Guillaumin befriended Dutchman Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), whose vibrant colour intensity paralleled the Frenchman’s own experimentations. Vincent’s brother Theo also sold some of Guillaumin’s works.

    The artist’s most famous works are landscapes and experimentations with the effects of light, mainly of Parisian scenes. In 1870 he worked alongside Camille Pissarro in Pontoise, as well as with Cézanne at Auvers. Guillaumin experimented with strong structural compositions and shimmering light, and Pissarro encouraged him to exhibit three canvases at the first Impressionist exhibition.



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