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Painter, Illustrator, b. 1865 - d. 1948

Alexis Jean Fournier was an American artist. He is well known in Minnesota for his naturalistic paintings of Minneapolis and St. Paul landmarks, such as Farnham's Mill, which was one of the earliest mills established in Minneapolis.[1] Fournier is also renowned beyond Minnesota as an important figure in the Arts and Crafts movement.[2]

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota on July 4, 1865, Fournier was raised in Wisconsin by French Canadian parents. In 1879, at the age of fourteen, Fournier moved to Minneapolis. Aspiring to be an artist, Fournier found work painting signs and stage scenery. Creating stage scenery gave him more time for his own painting and gave him experience painting panoramas, a popular nineteenth century art form. He began to experience modest success as a landscape painter.[2]

In 1886, Fournier attended a class at the newly established Minneapolis School of Art. The school was directed by Boston artist Douglas Volk, and Fournier soon took private lessons with him. Under Volk's instruction, Fournier developed a more subtle sense of color and a brushier style.[2]

During the next three years, Fournier married his first wife Emma and had two children, Grace and Paul. He also began supporting his family as a full-time artist. He rented a studio above a tailor's shop at 412 Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis.[2]

Fournier was invited to travel around the American Southwest with patron H. Jay Smith in 1891. After the trip, Fournier painted an acclaimed 50x12 foot panoramic mural that depicted stone dwellings in cliffs in the Mesa Verde region of Colorado that had been constructed by Ancient Puebloans. The panoramic was displayed at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, where thousands of people saw the mural and heard Fournier interpret it publicly.[2]
After Rain, on Minnehaha Creek (1897)

Continuing to grow as an artist, in 1893, Fournier traveled to Paris, France, where he studied at the Académie Julian. His trip was funded by several benefactors, including James J. Hill. In France, Fournier was strongly influenced by the Barbizon school, a group of nineteenth century French painters who were drawn to natural landscapes and romanticism.[2]

Between 1895 and 1901, Fournier made several more trips to Paris. In between, he returned to Minneapolis and continued painting Twin Cities landmarks. He also became associated with the Arts and Crafts movement, an arts revival emphasizing handmade crafts. Arts and Craft movement leader John Scott Bradstreet invited Fournier to paint murals in Twin Cities dining rooms that he was commissioned to decorate.[2]

Fournier's connection to the Arts and Crafts movement deepened in 1903 when he moved to East Aurora, New York, home of the Roycroft arts community. The community started as a printing shop but evolved to include book art, pottery, metalwork, jewelry, and furniture. The community's leader, Elbert G. Hubbard, had been friends with Fournier for several years. Fournier's move to East Aurora came after Hubbard invited him to be the Roycroft community's permanent art director.[2]

Hubbard was a flamboyant man, and he traveled around the country giving lectures. Fournier, known for his charming personality and good humor, went with Hubbard on many of these trips. Fournier kept Hubbard company and exhibited his paintings at the lectures, bringing his work to a broader audience. Despite these travels and the many winters he spent in Minneapolis, Fournier was publicly identified with East Aurora and the Roycroft community.[2]

The Roycroft community changed in 1915 when Hubbard and his wife died aboard the Lusitania, an ocean liner that was famously torpedoed by Germans during World War I. After his friend's passing, Fournier became close to a group of regional painters in Brown County, Indiana. He influenced their style, but they also influenced his. His paintings from Indiana were brighter and more impressionistic than his earlier work.[2]

Fournier's first wife died and he sold his home in Minneapolis in 1921. He moved to Indiana the next year, when he remarried a widow whose husband had been linked to the Brown County artists. He continued to spend summers in East Aurora. After the death of his second wife in 1937, he moved to East Aurora permanently, and in 1941 he married a third time.[2]

In 1948, at the age of eighty-two, Fournier slipped on an icy sidewalk and sustained injuries resulting in his death. Through his landscape paintings and his role in the Arts and Crafts movement, Fournier made a lasting influence on American art. His obituaries revered him as "the last of the Barbizon painters," since his style and admiration for the natural world brought the Barbizon tradition well into the twentieth century. His paintings were exhibited around the world during his lifetime and continue to be displayed and collected.[2]

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      • Alexis Jean Fournier (1865-1948)
        Oct. 28, 2023

        Alexis Jean Fournier (1865-1948)

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        "Storm Ridge, Brown County" 18" x 22" oil on board, signed lower right. Recently conserved; original frame.

        Jacksons Auction & Real Estate Company
      • Alexis Jean Fournier, Portrait of a Native American chief
        Aug. 23, 2023

        Alexis Jean Fournier, Portrait of a Native American chief

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Alexis Jean Fournier Portrait of a Native American chief c. 1895 molded and painted plaster, original frame 2.5 d x 15 dia in (6 x 38 cm) Molded signature to lower right edge 'A. Fournier - SC'. This work will ship from Chicago, Illinois.

        Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
      • ALEXIS J. FOURNIER LANDSCAPE OIL PAINTING.
        Jun. 25, 2023

        ALEXIS J. FOURNIER LANDSCAPE OIL PAINTING.

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        Fournier, Alexis Jean, (American, 1865-1948). Oil on board. Image 15 1/2 inches x 13 1/2 inches. signed lower right. Frame 19 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches. Identified as Morning and dated 1930. Originalframe and label. 2 pounds shipping. Untouched. Good condition. .

        White's Auctions
      • Alexis Jean Fournier (1865 - 1948) American
        May. 25, 2023

        Alexis Jean Fournier (1865 - 1948) American

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        Alexis Jean Fournier (1865 - 1948) Oil on Board , Signed , measures 15.5" x 11.5" Born on the fourth of July, 1865 in St. Paul, Minnesota, Alexis Jean Fournier was one of the most flamboyant and enduring figures of the Arts and Crafts Movement and was also an Impressionist painter of major importance in Minneapolis from 1883 to 1893. Fournier, a Barbizon-style artist, whose career as the "Roycroft Court Painter" spanned over forty-five years, has been lauded as one of the most prolific artists of the Arts and Crafts period as well as an influential force in Elbert Hubbard's Roycroft community in East Aurora, New York. Although the photography career of his son Paul was comparatively less impressive in terms of longevity and notoriety, the works of both the elder and the younger Fournier helped diversify and change American art history as well as contribute to the progressive thinking of the Roycrofts.

        Cutler Bay Auctions
      • Alexis Fournier "October" Oil on Board Painting
        May. 17, 2023

        Alexis Fournier "October" Oil on Board Painting

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        Alexis Jean Fournier (American, 1865-1948). Oil on board painting titled "October" depicting tall trees in a forest, their leaves changing colors with the season, ca. 1915. Signed along the lower right.

        Revere Auctions
      • Alexis Fournier "Autumn in the Valley" Painting
        May. 17, 2023

        Alexis Fournier "Autumn in the Valley" Painting

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        Alexis Jean Fournier (American, 1865-1948). Oil on board painting titled "Autumn in the Valley at E.A. NY," depicting a peaceful river valley, ca. 1910. Signed along the lower right. Further signed and titled on a scrap of paper affixed to the verso.

        Revere Auctions
      • Alexis Jean Fournier (1865 - 1948) American
        Apr. 15, 2023

        Alexis Jean Fournier (1865 - 1948) American

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        Alexis Jean Fournier (1865 - 1948) Spring Landscape , Oil on Board , Signed , measures 7" x 4.5"

        Cutler Bay Auctions
      • Alexis Jean Fournier Impressionist Landscape c1920
        Mar. 18, 2023

        Alexis Jean Fournier Impressionist Landscape c1920

        Est: $3,000 - $4,000

        Alexis Jean Fournier (1865-1948) Impressionist Landscape c1920. Fournier was an active member of both the Roycroft and Woodstock Artist Communities. Signed. Excellent condition. Tim Holton custom oak frame. 20"h x 16"w. Tim Holton frame 26"h x 22"w. Spend $5000 or more at this auction and all of your SHIPPING IS FREE within the lower 48 states. SHIPPING We box and ship ourselves, to keep shipping costs low. We do not use a packaging service, unless the customer prefers us to use them. We can ship either USPS or Fed Ex Ground. We deliver most larger pieces ourselves on the west coast and we make a loop around the US within approximately 60 days after the auction. No matter where you live in the lower 48 states, we look forward to personally meeting you and delivering larger pieces directly to your house. Most larger pieces can be hand delivered for $300 almost anywhere in the lower 48 states. For estimated shipping times of larger pieces, please call or email us before you bid.

        California Historical Design, Inc
      • Alexis Jean Fournier 1865-1948 Landscape Painting
        Nov. 30, 2022

        Alexis Jean Fournier 1865-1948 Landscape Painting

        Est: $5,000 - $15,000

        Alexis Jean Fournier (American, 1865-1948). An original oil painting on canvas. A rural Minnesota landscape, influenced by the contemporary Barbizon School, with trees, church steeple, and other architectural elements, under a beige sky. Artist signature to lower left ALEX. FOURNIER. The artist was an important figure in the Arts and Crafts Movement. Presented in an ornate carved gilt frame. Work Size: 18 x 24 in. Dimensions: 27.75 X 33.5 X 4 in. Condition: Good overall condition, having normal surface wear. Frame having normal to moderate wear at edges and corners, with area of loss to right center. Estate fresh to the market. Shipping: Hill Auction Gallery does not offer in-house shipping for this item. Gallery will refer third party shippers for all domestic and international buyers. Purchaser pick up available upon request. Got something to sell? Contact us at HillAuctionGallery.com

        Hill Auction Gallery
      • Alexis Jean Fournier (1865 - 1948) American
        Nov. 13, 2022

        Alexis Jean Fournier (1865 - 1948) American

        Est: $500 - $5,000

        Alexis Jean Fournier (1865 - 1948) Oil on Board , Signed , measures 15.5" x 11.5"

        Cutler Bay Auctions
      • Alexis Jean Fournier (1865 - 1948) American
        Oct. 11, 2022

        Alexis Jean Fournier (1865 - 1948) American

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        Alexis Jean Fournier (1865 - 1948) Oil on Board , Signed , measures 15.5" x 11.5"

        Cutler Bay Auctions
      • Alexis Jean Fournier
        Oct. 02, 2022

        Alexis Jean Fournier

        Est: $5,000 - $10,000

        Alexis Jean Fournier (1865-1948) 22" x 26" oil on board, The Stinson Homestead, Brown County, signed lower right. Recently conserved; original frame. The following biography is from the fineestateart.com website: Alexis Jean Fournier was born July 4, 1865 to French-Canadian parents in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was one of the most flamboyant and prolific artists of the Arts and Crafts Movement. By the age of 14 he was working as a sign painter and scenery artist for Vaudeville. In 1886 he began studying with Douglas Volk, founding director of the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts. In 1887 he opened a studio on Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis and the following year produced a series of plein air paintings of vistas outside of town presenting a clear, straightforward view of naturalism. One of Fournier’s patrons, J. J. Smith, hired him to be staff artist on an archaeological trip to the American Southwest. Following the trip Fournier painted a fifty by twelve foot mural called The Cliff Dwellers for exhibit at the 1893 Colombian Exhibition in Chicago. In the fall he moved to Paris and entered the Academie Julian studying under Jean Paul Laurens, Benjamin Constant and Henri Harpignies. He exhibited one of his earliest paintings, A Spring Morning at Minnehaha Creek, at the 1894 Paris Salon. Fournier also exhibited at the Buffalo Pan American Exhibition in 1901 with fellow Academie Julian landscape painter, Sandor Landeau. Elbert Hubbard, who founded the Roycroft Community of craftworkers and artists in East Aurora, New York in 1895, bought a painting from Fournier in Chicago in 1902. Shortly thereafter he invited Fournier to Roycroft and the artist moved there with his family in 1903. Fournier’s landscapes of this period are views of the idyllic countryside with traces of human occupation in the form of a house or flocks of animals. Many are fine examples of the tonal aesthetics that were associated with the American Arts and Crafts Movement. Frequently referred to as the last American Barbizon Painter, Fournier went to Barbizon France in 1907 to paint the studios and homes of the French masters. ‘The Homes and Haunts of the Barbizon Masters’ was shown at the Schaus Art Galleries in New York in March of 1910 before going on tour. In addition to Roycroft, Fournier also painted in the artist colonies of Woodstock, York and Provincetown, Massachusetts. After Hubbards death in 1915, Fournier spent a significant amount of time in Brown County, Indiana and his style took on a lighter more impressionistic look after he visited the Peaceful Valley. Fournier died of a stroke on January 20, 1948, in Lackawanna, New York. You can see the bio on our site https://fineestateart.com/artists/alexis_jean_fournier

        Jacksons Auction & Real Estate Company
      • Alexis Fournier "Rue Daubigny" Oil on Canvas 1899
        Sep. 28, 2022

        Alexis Fournier "Rue Daubigny" Oil on Canvas 1899

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        Alexis Jean Fournier (American, 1865-1948). Oil on canvas titled "Rue Daubigny," 1899. Signed and dated along the lower left. With hand-written inscriptions along the stretcher as well as a label bearing Fournier's third wife's name, Coral. This work depicts the house and studio of Charles-Francois Daubigny in Auvers-sur-Oise, France. The building was known as "Villa des Vallees" and was upkept by Daubigny's family after his death. The former studio is now a museum to the artist.

        Revere Auctions
      • Alexis Jean Fournier (1865 - 1948) American
        Sep. 21, 2022

        Alexis Jean Fournier (1865 - 1948) American

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        Alexis Jean Fournier (1865 - 1948) Oil on Board , Signed , measures 15.5" x 11.5"

        Cutler Bay Auctions
      • Alexis Jean Fournier Impressionist Landscape c1920
        Sep. 17, 2022

        Alexis Jean Fournier Impressionist Landscape c1920

        Est: $3,500 - $4,500

        Alexis Jean Fournier (1865-1948) Impressionist Landscape c1920. Fournier was an active member of both the Roycroft and Woodstock Artist Communities. Signed. Excellent condition. Tim Holton custom oak frame. 20"h x 16"w. Tim Holton frame 26"h x 22"w. Spend $5000 or more at this auction and all of your SHIPPING IS FREE within the lower 48 states. SHIPPING We box and ship ourselves, to keep shipping costs low. We do not use a packaging service, unless the customer prefers us to use them. We can ship either USPS or Fed Ex Ground. We deliver most larger pieces ourselves on the west coast and we make a loop around the US within approximately 60 days after the auction. No matter where you live in the lower 48 states, we look forward to personally meeting you and delivering larger pieces directly to your house. Most larger pieces can be hand delivered for $300 almost anywhere in the lower 48 states. For estimated shipping times of larger pieces, please call or email us before you bid.

        California Historical Design, Inc
      • Alexis Jean Fournier (American, 1865-1948) Moonlit landscape Oil on board 12-1/2
        Sep. 08, 2022

        Alexis Jean Fournier (American, 1865-1948) Moonlit landscape Oil on board 12-1/2

        Est: $700 - $1,000

        Alexis Jean Fournier (American, 1865-1948) Moonlit landscape Oil on board 12-1/2 x 15-1/2 inches (31.8 x 39.4 cm) Signed lower right: Alex Fournier Property from the Estate of Mildred Fender, Fort Worth, Texas HID01801242017

        Heritage Auctions
      • Alexis Jean Fournier (1865-1948) Minnesota landscapes (a pair), 1888 Oil on boar
        Aug. 11, 2022

        Alexis Jean Fournier (1865-1948) Minnesota landscapes (a pair), 1888 Oil on boar

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        Alexis Jean Fournier (1865-1948) Minnesota landscapes (a pair), 1888 Oil on board 9-1/4 x 15-1/4 inches (23.5 x 38.7 cm) (each) One signed and dated lower left: Alex Fournier. 1888. One inscribed on the reverse: near Minneapolis HID01801242017

        Heritage Auctions
      • ALEX JEAN FOURNIER (1865-1948)
        Aug. 05, 2022

        ALEX JEAN FOURNIER (1865-1948)

        Est: $500 - $1,000

        "Autumn Landscape" oil on panel 10 1/2 x 14 inches. signed and titled verso. custom frame 17 x 20 inches (overall) Condition: Varnish discoloration, surface grime Temp No 6455

        John McInnis Auctioneers
      • ALEXIS JEAN FOURNIER (1865 - 1948): CHATEAU GAILLARD
        Jul. 21, 2022

        ALEXIS JEAN FOURNIER (1865 - 1948): CHATEAU GAILLARD

        Est: $300 - $500

        Chateau Gaillard: Passing Storm; oil on wood panel, unframed; signed lower right, signed again and titled verso; 10 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches

        Abell Auction
      • Alexis Jean Fournier American, 1865-1948 The Babbling Brook
        Jun. 29, 2022

        Alexis Jean Fournier American, 1865-1948 The Babbling Brook

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        Alexis Jean Fournier American, 1865-1948 The Babbling Brook Signed Alex Fournier (lr) Oil on board 12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm) C 

        Doyle New York
      • Fournier "In the Catskills" O/P
        May. 22, 2022

        Fournier "In the Catskills" O/P

        Est: $700 - $900

        Alexis Jean Fournier (Am. 1865-1948). Titled, signed verso "In the Catskills" Alexis Jean Fournier "Pinxit", please see photographs. Frame size: 14 1/8" high, 17" wide. Scattered paint flicks.

        Schwenke Auctioneers
      • ALEXIS JEAN FOURNIER (AMERICAN 1865-1948)
        May. 14, 2022

        ALEXIS JEAN FOURNIER (AMERICAN 1865-1948)

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        The Voice of the Sea [from Harper's Christmas] 1886 oil on canvas 54 x 91.5 cm (21 1/4 x 36 in.) framed dimensions: 75 x 133 cm (29 1/2 x 52 3/8 in.) signed lower right; signed, dated and titled on verso PROVENANCE Dualities Antiques, Larchmont New York Acquired at the above by the present owner in 2016. CONDITION Observed in frame, the painting is in good age-appropriate condition. Craquelure visible to the upper left and right corners. Minor scuffing to the right edge. Inspection under UV light shows swaths of uneven varnish and retouching to the upper left corner. N.B. All lots are sold in as-is condition at the time of sale. Please note that any condition statement regarding works of art is given as a courtesy to our clients in order to assist them in assessing the condition. The report is a genuine opinion held by Shapiro Auctions and should not be treated as a statement of fact. The absence of a condition report or a photograph does not preclude the absence of defects or restoration, nor does a reference to particular defects imply the absence of any others. Shapiro Auctions, LLC., including its consultants and agents, shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

        Shapiro Auctions LLC
      • Alexis Fournier "A Spring Pastorale" Large Impressionist Painting
        Apr. 27, 2022

        Alexis Fournier "A Spring Pastorale" Large Impressionist Painting

        Est: $6,000 - $8,000

        Alexis Jean Fournier (American, 1865-1948). Oil on canvas titled "A Spring Pastorale," depicting a group of grazing sheep with flower petals drifting around them from the branches of flowering fruit trees above them. Signed and dated 1898 along the lower left. Titled on a handwritten tag affixed to the frame verso. Provenance: from the collection of an important Minnesota institution.

        Revere Auctions
      • Alexis Jean Fournier (1865-1948)
        Apr. 03, 2022

        Alexis Jean Fournier (1865-1948)

        Est: $6,000 - $12,000

        "Vivid Autumn Landscape with Cabin and Cornshocks" 17.5" x 23" oil on canvas, signed lower right, dated 1910. Original frame. The following biography is from the fineestateart.com website: Alexis Jean Fournier was born July 4, 1865 to French-Canadian parents in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was one of the most flamboyant and prolific artists of the Arts and Crafts Movement. By the age of 14 he was working as a sign painter and scenery artist for Vaudeville. In 1886 he began studying with Douglas Volk, founding director of the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts. In 1887 he opened a studio on Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis and the following year produced a series of plein air paintings of vistas outside of town presenting a clear, straightforward view of naturalism. One of Fournier’s patrons, J. J. Smith, hired him to be staff artist on an archaeological trip to the American Southwest. Following the trip Fournier painted a fifty by twelve foot mural called The Cliff Dwellers for exhibit at the 1893 Colombian Exhibition in Chicago. In the fall he moved to Paris and entered the Academie Julian studying under Jean Paul Laurens, Benjamin Constant and Henri Harpignies. He exhibited one of his earliest paintings, A Spring Morning at Minnehaha Creek, at the 1894 Paris Salon. Fournier also exhibited at the Buffalo Pan American Exhibition in 1901 with fellow Academie Julian landscape painter, Sandor Landeau. Elbert Hubbard, who founded the Roycroft Community of craftworkers and artists in East Aurora, New York in 1895, bought a painting from Fournier in Chicago in 1902. Shortly thereafter he invited Fournier to Roycroft and the artist moved there with his family in 1903. Fournier’s landscapes of this period are views of the idyllic countryside with traces of human occupation in the form of a house or flocks of animals. Many are fine examples of the tonal aesthetics that were associated with the American Arts and Crafts Movement. Frequently referred to as the last American Barbizon Painter, Fournier went to Barbizon France in 1907 to paint the studios and homes of the French masters. ‘The Homes and Haunts of the Barbizon Masters’ was shown at the Schaus Art Galleries in New York in March of 1910 before going on tour. In addition to Roycroft, Fournier also painted in the artist colonies of Woodstock, York and Provincetown, Massachusetts. After Hubbards death in 1915, Fournier spent a significant amount of time in Brown County, Indiana and his style took on a lighter more impressionistic look after he visited the Peaceful Valley. Fournier died of a stroke on January 20, 1948, in Lackawanna, New York. To see this biography on our site, visit https://fineestateart.com/artists/alexis_jean_fournier

        Jacksons Auction & Real Estate Company
      • Alexis Jean Fournier (1865-1948)
        Apr. 03, 2022

        Alexis Jean Fournier (1865-1948)

        Est: $7,500 - $15,000

        "Dubingy's First Studio" (alternately titled: "The Charcoal Burner's Hut") 24" x 30" oil on canvas, signed lower right, dated 1909. Recently cleaned; original frame. This painting is featured in "In the Mainstay -- The Art of Alexis Jean Fournier" by Rena Neumann Coen. The backstory begins on p. 62 and the painting is imaged on p. 67. It is one of 20 works Fournier created of the homes of the Barbizon masters. The entire collection returned to the United States in 1910 and was exhibited widely throughout the country. The following biography is from the fineestateart.com website: Alexis Jean Fournier was born July 4, 1865 to French-Canadian parents in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was one of the most flamboyant and prolific artists of the Arts and Crafts Movement. By the age of 14 he was working as a sign painter and scenery artist for Vaudeville. In 1886 he began studying with Douglas Volk, founding director of the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts. In 1887 he opened a studio on Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis and the following year produced a series of plein air paintings of vistas outside of town presenting a clear, straightforward view of naturalism. One of Fournier’s patrons, J. J. Smith, hired him to be staff artist on an archaeological trip to the American Southwest. Following the trip Fournier painted a fifty by twelve foot mural called The Cliff Dwellers for exhibit at the 1893 Colombian Exhibition in Chicago. In the fall he moved to Paris and entered the Academie Julian studying under Jean Paul Laurens, Benjamin Constant and Henri Harpignies. He exhibited one of his earliest paintings, A Spring Morning at Minnehaha Creek, at the 1894 Paris Salon. Fournier also exhibited at the Buffalo Pan American Exhibition in 1901 with fellow Academie Julian landscape painter, Sandor Landeau. Elbert Hubbard, who founded the Roycroft Community of craftworkers and artists in East Aurora, New York in 1895, bought a painting from Fournier in Chicago in 1902. Shortly thereafter he invited Fournier to Roycroft and the artist moved there with his family in 1903. Fournier’s landscapes of this period are views of the idyllic countryside with traces of human occupation in the form of a house or flocks of animals. Many are fine examples of the tonal aesthetics that were associated with the American Arts and Crafts Movement. Frequently referred to as the last American Barbizon Painter, Fournier went to Barbizon France in 1907 to paint the studios and homes of the French masters. ‘The Homes and Haunts of the Barbizon Masters’ was shown at the Schaus Art Galleries in New York in March of 1910 before going on tour. In addition to Roycroft, Fournier also painted in the artist colonies of Woodstock, York and Provincetown, Massachusetts. After Hubbards death in 1915, Fournier spent a significant amount of time in Brown County, Indiana and his style took on a lighter more impressionistic look after he visited the Peaceful Valley. Fournier died of a stroke on January 20, 1948, in Lackawanna, New York. To see this biography on our site, visit https://fineestateart.com/artists/alexis_jean_fournier

        Jacksons Auction & Real Estate Company
      • Alexis Jean Fournier Impressionist Landscape c1920
        Mar. 26, 2022

        Alexis Jean Fournier Impressionist Landscape c1920

        Est: $4,500 - $5,500

        Alexis Jean Fournier (1865 - 1948) Impressionist Landscape c1920. Fournier was an active member of both the Roycroft and Woodstock Artist Communities. Signed. Excellent condition. Tim Holton custom oak frame. 20"h x 16"w. Tim Holton frame 26"h x 22"w. Spend $5000 or more at this auction and all of your SHIPPING IS FREE within the lower 48 states. SHIPPING We box and ship ourselves, to keep shipping costs low. We do not use a packaging service, unless the customer prefers us to use them. We can ship either USPS or Fed Ex Ground. We deliver most larger pieces ourselves on the west coast and we make a loop around the US within approximately 60 days after the auction. No matter where you live in the lower 48 states, we look forward to personally meeting you and delivering larger pieces directly to your house. Most larger pieces can be hand delivered starting at $300 almost anywhere in the lower 48 states. For estimated shipping times of larger pieces, please call or email us before you bid.

        California Historical Design, Inc
      • ALEX JEAN FOURNIER (American 1865-1948) A PAINTING, "Pond in Mountainous Landscape,"
        Feb. 12, 2022

        ALEX JEAN FOURNIER (American 1865-1948) A PAINTING, "Pond in Mountainous Landscape,"

        Est: $600 - $800

        ALEX JEAN FOURNIER (American 1865-1948) A PAINTING, "Pond in Mountainous Landscape," oil on masonite, signed L/R, "ALEX FOURNIER," 10 1/4" x 18 1/4", framed, 12" x 20 1/4".

        Simpson Galleries, LLC
      • Alexis Jean Fournier (American 1865 - 1948) oil on canvas, signed lower right corner, not dated, lake landscape, 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (sight)
        Oct. 19, 2021

        Alexis Jean Fournier (American 1865 - 1948) oil on canvas, signed lower right corner, not dated, lake landscape, 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (sight)

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Alexis Jean Fournier (American 1865 - 1948) oil on canvas, signed lower right corner, not dated, lake landscape, 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (sight)

        Bill Hood & Sons Arts & Antiques Auctions
      • Alexis Jean Fournier (American 1865 - 1948) signed and dated '86 bottom right, oil on canvas, tear in canvas, riverside cabin landscape, 26 by 19 in.
        Oct. 19, 2021

        Alexis Jean Fournier (American 1865 - 1948) signed and dated '86 bottom right, oil on canvas, tear in canvas, riverside cabin landscape, 26 by 19 in.

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        Alexis Jean Fournier (American 1865 - 1948) signed and dated '86 bottom right, oil on canvas, tear in canvas, riverside cabin landscape, 26 by 19 in.

        Bill Hood & Sons Arts & Antiques Auctions
      • Alexis Jean Fournier (American 1865 - 1948) mountain lake reflection (Canada), oil on canvas, signed bottom right, 23 x 18 in.
        Oct. 19, 2021

        Alexis Jean Fournier (American 1865 - 1948) mountain lake reflection (Canada), oil on canvas, signed bottom right, 23 x 18 in.

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        Alexis Jean Fournier (American 1865 - 1948) mountain lake reflection (Canada), oil on canvas, signed bottom right, 23 x 18 in.

        Bill Hood & Sons Arts & Antiques Auctions
      • Alexis Jean Fournier (American 1865 - 1948) wooded dirt road scene, oil on canvas, signed and dated bottom left (June 1911), 13 1/2 x 18 in. (sight)
        Oct. 19, 2021

        Alexis Jean Fournier (American 1865 - 1948) wooded dirt road scene, oil on canvas, signed and dated bottom left (June 1911), 13 1/2 x 18 in. (sight)

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        Alexis Jean Fournier (American 1865 - 1948) wooded dirt road scene, oil on canvas, signed and dated bottom left (June 1911), 13 1/2 x 18 in. (sight)

        Bill Hood & Sons Arts & Antiques Auctions
      • Alexis Jean Fournier (1865-1948)
        Oct. 10, 2021

        Alexis Jean Fournier (1865-1948)

        Est: $1,500 - $3,000

        Venice 8" x 10" oil on board, signed lower left, dated 1901. Recently conserved; recent carved/leafed frame. Exhibition tag, verso (see last image).

        Jacksons Auction & Real Estate Company
      • Alexis Jean Fournier (1865-1948)
        Oct. 10, 2021

        Alexis Jean Fournier (1865-1948)

        Est: $1,500 - $3,000

        Summer Landscape 7" x 11" oil on board, signed lower left, dated 1905. Recently conserved; recent carved/leafed frame.

        Jacksons Auction & Real Estate Company
      • Alexis Jean Fournier (1865-1948)
        Oct. 10, 2021

        Alexis Jean Fournier (1865-1948)

        Est: $1,500 - $3,000

        The Willows 10" x 13" oil on board, signed lower right. Recently conserved; recent frame.

        Jacksons Auction & Real Estate Company
      • Alexis Jean Fournier (1865-1948)
        Oct. 10, 2021

        Alexis Jean Fournier (1865-1948)

        Est: $5,000 - $10,000

        Dusk at a French Farm 32" x 39" oil on canvas, signed lower right, dated 1898 "Paris". Recently conserved; older, leafed frame.

        Jacksons Auction & Real Estate Company
      • ALEXIS JEAN FOURNIER, American (1865-1948), "Low Tide, Lyme Cove", oil on canvas, signed lower left "Alexis Fournier," signed and ti...
        Apr. 29, 2021

        ALEXIS JEAN FOURNIER, American (1865-1948), "Low Tide, Lyme Cove", oil on canvas, signed lower left "Alexis Fournier," signed and ti...

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        ALEXIS JEAN FOURNIER American (1865-1948) "Low Tide, Lyme Cove" oil on canvas, signed lower left "Alexis Fournier," signed and titled on the reverse 20 x 24 inches Provenance: Dana Tillou Fine Arts, Buffalo, New York; Private Collection, Grand Island, New York; A.J. Kollar Fine Paintings LLC, Seattle, Washington; Private Collection, Seattle, Washington. Exhibitions: A.J. Kollar Fine Paintings LLC, Seattle, Washington, October 10, 2016 - December 10, 2016, illustrated in the catalog, p. 6. Other Notes: tags: oil painting, landscape, American Impressionism / American Impressionist, farming, bovine

        Shannon's
      • Alexis Fournier Signed Book "The Homes of the Men of 1830"
        Feb. 10, 2021

        Alexis Fournier Signed Book "The Homes of the Men of 1830"

        Est: $400 - $600

        Alexis Jean Fournier (American, 1864-1948), "The Homes of the Men of 1830" New York: William Schaus, 1910. Inscribed by the author on the first page: "To my friend Clyde Smith, with the compliments of the author. Alexis Jean Fournier, Painter, April 14th, 1910." This was a collection of paintings on view at the Schaus Art Galleries in New York from March 16th to April 16th, 1910.

        Revere Auctions
      • Alexis Fournier "Under the Rialto Venice" Watercolor
        Feb. 10, 2021

        Alexis Fournier "Under the Rialto Venice" Watercolor

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        Alexis Jean Fournier (American, 1865-1948). Watercolor on paper titled "Sketch from Nature: Under the Rialto, Venice 1900" depicting gondolas going under the Rialto bridge seen from a street view. Titled and inscribed "To Claude. From Alex. Fournier - Xmas, 1909" along the lower right. Sight; height: 9 in x width: 12 1/2 in. Framed; height: 14 in x width: 17 1/2 in.

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      • Alexis Fournier Indian Summer Oil on Board
        Feb. 10, 2021

        Alexis Fournier Indian Summer Oil on Board

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Alexis Jean Fournier (American, 1865-1948). Oil on board depicting a vibrant landscape with autumnal trees on the verge of changing leaves. Signed along the lower left. Inscription on verso reads: "'Indian Summer' Alex. Fournier. Offered to Miss Aimee Fisher. Aug 14th 1917. From Sincerely Yours, Alexis Jean Fournier." Sight; height: 13 1/2 in x width: 17 1/2 in. Framed; height: 21 in x width: 25 in.

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      • Alexis Fournier Autumnal Landscape Oil on Board
        Feb. 10, 2021

        Alexis Fournier Autumnal Landscape Oil on Board

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        Alexis Jean Fournier (American, 1865-1948). Oil on board depicting a vibrant autumn landscape with a white farmhouse in the center of the image. Signed along the lower right. Unframed; height: 7 in x width: 10 3/4 in. Framed; height: 12 1/2 in x width: 16 1/4 in.

        Revere Auctions
      • Alexis Fournier O/B Painting Barbizon-Style Landscape
        Jan. 30, 2021

        Alexis Fournier O/B Painting Barbizon-Style Landscape

        Est: $600 - $800

        Alexis Jean Fournier (Minnesota/Indiana, 1865-1948) Barbizon-style oil on board landscape painting depicting a dirt path situated in a grove of trees with late summer foliage, below a cloudy blue sky, background. Signed "Alex - Fournier" lower right. Handwritten artist information, en verso. Housed in a molded giltwood frame with laurel running patterns and quatrefoil stenciling to rabbet edge. Sight - 10 7/8" H x 8 1/2" W. Framed - 16 1/4" H x 14" W. American, late 19th/early 20th century. Biography: "Alexis Jean Fournier was a landscape painter who is a noted figure in the Arts and Crafts movement and is recognized as an influential member of the Roycroft community in East Aurora, New York. He is also one of the most recognized American painters in the Barbizon style. Fornier was born on July 4, 1865 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He began his artistic career in his teenage years, working as a sign painter and traveling to the San Juan Valley to sketch homes of cliff dwellers for the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. Fournier later attended the Minneapolis Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied under Douglas Volk. He furthered his studies abroad at the Julian Academy in Paris. He also spent several years at the Barbizon School, studying the works of masters Jean-François Millet, Theodore Rousseau, and Charles - François Daubigny. Elbert Hubbard, founder of the Roycroft Arts and Crafts community, discovered Fournier and his work while lecturing in Chicago. Hubbard invited him to Roycroft, and in 1903, Fournier relocated to East Aurora where he contributed several murals to the Roycroft Inn. In addition to his work with Roycroft, Fournier worked with other artist colonies in Woodstock, New York; Provincetown, Massachusetts; and Brown County, Indiana. He was a member of several professional organizations including the National Arts Club, the Cliff Dwellers’ Club and the Chicago Galleries Association, and was an honorary member of the Arts Club of Buffalo and the Buffalo Society of Artists... His landscapes are included in collections at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Minnesota Historical Society, the Minnesota Museum of American Art, and the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame." (Source: the Burchfield-Penney Art Center). Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN.

        Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
      • Alexis Fournier "Summer Landscape" Oil On Canvas
        Jan. 16, 2021

        Alexis Fournier "Summer Landscape" Oil On Canvas

        Est: -

        Beautiful oil on canvas painting by listed Indiana & Minnesota artist Alexis Jean Fournier (1865-1948). The painting features a Summer landscape with water and is dated 1920. Painting is under glass and is signedin the lower right. Sight measures approximately 17.5" tall by 23.5" across, framed it measures 25.25" tall x 31.5" across.

        Kraft Auction Service
      • ALEX FOURNIER (American 1865-1948) A PAINTING, "Pond in Mountainous Landscape,"
        Nov. 14, 2020

        ALEX FOURNIER (American 1865-1948) A PAINTING, "Pond in Mountainous Landscape,"

        Est: $700 - $1,000

        ALEX FOURNIER (American 1865-1948) A PAINTING, "Pond in Mountainous Landscape," oil on masonite, signed L/R. 10 1/4" x 18 1/4"

        Houston Auction Company
      • Alexis Jean Fournier (American, 1865-1948) Spring Lambs, c. 1915
        May. 20, 2020

        Alexis Jean Fournier (American, 1865-1948) Spring Lambs, c. 1915

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Alexis Jean Fournier (American, 1865-1948) Spring Lambs, c. 1915 oil on canvas signed Alex Fournier (lower right); signed Alex Fournier and titled (verso) 17 1/2 x 24 inches. Provenance: John Suster, Chicago, 1920s By descent through the family to the present owner

        Hindman
      • Painting, Alexis Jean Fournier
        Mar. 22, 2020

        Painting, Alexis Jean Fournier

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        Alexis Jean Fournier (American, 1865-1948), Untitled (Summer Mountain Landscape with Sheep), oil on canvas, signed lower right, 18"h x 24"w, overall (with frame): 25.5"h x 31.5"w

        Clars Auctions
      • ALEXIS JEAN FOURNIER OIL ON CANVAS, FARMHOUSE
        Feb. 16, 2020

        ALEXIS JEAN FOURNIER OIL ON CANVAS, FARMHOUSE

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        ALEXIS JEAN FOURNIER (AMER.1865-48), OIL ON CANVAS, H 19", W 15", FARMHOUSE IN BELGIUM Frame 23" x 19". Signed lower right. Landscape with red roof farmhouse. Fournier born in St Paul, Minn. 1865.

        DuMouchelles
      • ALEX FOURNIER (American 1865-1948) A PAINTING, "Pond in Mountainous Landscape,"
        Feb. 15, 2020

        ALEX FOURNIER (American 1865-1948) A PAINTING, "Pond in Mountainous Landscape,"

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        ALEX FOURNIER (American 1865-1948) A PAINTING, "Pond in Mountainous Landscape," oil on masonite, signed L/R. 10 1/4" x 18 1/4"

        Simpson Galleries, LLC
      • Alexis J. Fournier
        Oct. 13, 2019

        Alexis J. Fournier

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        East Aurora Landscape 10" x 13", Oil on Board, Signed Lower Right, Dated 1915, Original Frame

        Jacksons Auction & Real Estate Company
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