Maximilien Luce, River Droite de la Seine, Rolleboise, c. 1921(164 views)
Description: Maximilien Luce, 1858-1941, was a French painter who began working in the Divisionist technique, in the Pointillist style. By 1887 Luce joined the Societe des Artistes Independants, with Neo-impressionist contemporaries like Pissarro, Signac and Seurat and Guillaumin. With the exception of the years during World War I, Luce exhibited in every show at Les Independants from 1887 until he died in 1941. He was even given a 30 year retrospective in 1926. In the early part of the 20th century, his affinity with Neo-impressionism began to dissipate and he resumed painting in an Impressionist manner again. While he depicted a range of subjects, Luce very frequently created landscapes. This is one such landscape, circa 1921, after his identification with Neo-impressionism began to dissolve and shift back to the Impressionist manner. His brushwork and sense of color here, is just wonderful. The painting is signed on the lower left; and the piece is also listed in the Catalog Raisonne of Luce's paintings as well: Denise Bazetoux, Maximilien Luce, Catalogue raisonne de l'oeuvre peint, vol. III, Paris, 2005, no. 1650 , p. 317, illustrated. Just some of the public collections containing Luce's work include such revered museums as: Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Musee d'Orsay, among many others.
Notes: Artwork courtesy of: Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
Provenance: Florence Lewison Gallery, New York (1950); Sale: Christie's, New York, 8 October 1987, lot 30; The Art Collection Inc., New York; Private Collection
Dimensions: 13 x 9 3/4 in. (33 x 50 cm.)
Artist or Maker: Maximilien Luce
Literature: Denise Bazetoux, Maximilien Luce, Catalogue raisonne de l'oeuvre peint, vol. III, Paris, 2005, no. 1650 , p. 317, illustrated
Medium: Oil on board
Date: circa 1921
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