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c.1895
The Fountaine gardens of Nimes
c.1895

Louis Gaidan

Nîmes 1847 - 1925

Oil on canvas, 50 x 72,5 cm (19½ x 28½ in.). Signed lower left.

Exhibited with catalog: Impressionnistes, peintres de l'eau, Annecy Palais de l'Isle, 1958. Catalogue d'exposition, Impr. des arts graphiques Annecy, Nr. 17.

Provenance: Private collection, Chicago /USA

Price: - sold -

 

Important main work by Neo-Impressionist  Louis Gaidan. His moderate Pointillism is very harmonious and often compared to Henri Martin.

 

Born into a wealthy family, he did not need to produce a profuse output of paintings; instead, he leisurely painted landscapes of areas throughout Provence, including Nîmes, Toulon, Hyeres, and Carqueiranne, where he owned the "Villa des Agaves".

He studied in Paris with the Academic painter Jean Jalabert and later in Nîmes with the landscape painter Paulin Bertrand.

Gaidan debuted at the Salon of the Société des Artistes Français in Paris in 1887 and continued to exhibit annually there until 1903.

He was a member of the Sociétaire des Artistes Français from1889 and exhibited there from 1887 to 1903. He also showed his work in the Salons in the South of France such as those at Nîmes, Toulouse, Hyères and Monaco.

Gaidan adapted some of Paul Cézanne's technique, in particular of using small repetitive brushstrokes to create planes of color. In his own paintings he composed small points of color laid side-by-side to create the appearance of solid form.

 

Louis Gaidan is a highly regarded Post-Impressionist painter known for his light filled landscapes depicting his native southern France.

ARTIST DICTIONARIES: Thieme-Becker, Schurr-Cabanne, Bénézit, Saur.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana/USA; Musée Paul Valery, Sète; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Marseille.

 

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