c. 1907
Children near Pierrefonds /Compiègne
c. 1907

Henri Lebasque

Champigné 1865 - 1937 Le Cannet

Oil on wood panel, 9.25 x 13.40 in. (23.5 x 34 cm). Signed lower left. Housed in a period style frame, size 15.35 x 19.30 in. (39 x 49 cm).

On verso inscribed ,Foret de Pierrefonds / Compiègne‘ and later added ,par M. Lebasque / membre de l’Institut‘.

Denise Bazetoux kindly confirmed the authenticity.

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The painting is an impressive early testimony of classical modernism in art. At a time when Lebasque still mainly showed Impressionist paintings in the exhibitions, now the Fauvist tendency is already evident in bright colors and modern abstract composition.

Because of its 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 "Nabi" and "Intimists."

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

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

CAT. RAIS.: Denise Bazetoux, Henri Lebasque, catalogue raisonné, Arteprint, Neuilly-sur-Seine, 2008

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:  Musées des Beaux-Arts in Angers, Caen, Lyon und Nantes; Musée Lambinet; Versailles; Musée de l'Annonciade, Saint-Tropez; Musée greuze, Tournus; Musée de Grenoble; Musée d'Orsay, Paris; and almost all important international public collections of impressionist art. ARTIST DICTIONARIES: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit, Saur.

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