Born just before the February Revolution in France, artist Victor Gabriel Gilbert first showcased his paintings, Les Apprets du Diner (Preparing Dinner) and Avant le Bal (Before the Ball), at the Salon in 1873. Exhibiting frequently at the Society of French Artists, Gilbert won several awards throughout his remarkable career, including a silver medal in 1889, the Knight of the Legion of Honour in 1897, and the Bonnat Prize in 1926.
Artist and painter Victor Gilbert often portrayed lively and crowded scenes of the French marketplace, and Les Halles district of Paris, the city's central fresh food and flower market, became a favorite subject of his artwork. In 2008, The Lower Market, Paris garnered $542,500 at auction. Victor Gilbert's figural paintings for sale are sought by avid collectors of the Realism and Impressionism art movement of the late 19th century. Embrace the colorful streets of Paris and browse online for vintage genre paintings by other accomplished artists.