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c.1897
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c.1897

Henri Lebasque

Champigné 1865 - 1937 Le Cannet

Oil on canvas, relined originally, 15 x 9.65 in. (38 x 24,5 cm) Signed lower right and inscribed -En Hommage à H. C...t- (illegible)

Sold with Certificate of authenticity by Denise Bazetoux.

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The painting depicts in his painting style derived from Pointillism in particularly close contact with his painter friends Paul Signac and Maximilien Luce. The artwork is developed prior to his time in Lagny.

 

Because of his subjects and the unique joy in his colors and shapes Lebasque was admired. In art history, Henri Lebasque is called 'the painter of joy and light'.

After his studies he joined the studio of Bonnat. He also maintains an intensive exchange with young painters such as Vuillard and Bonnard, the founders of the artists' association 'Nabis' and 'Intimists'.

In 1903 he founded, together with Matisse and other artists the Salon d'Automne.

The first retrospective of his work is presented only twenty years after his death at the Musée des Ponchettes in Nice.

 

Artworks of Lebasque are in several French museums and in almost all public collections of impressionist art.

Artist dictionaries: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit, Saur.