ARMAND GUILLAUMIN Jean Baptiste Armand Guillaumin (1841-1927) was a French Impressionist. Working en plein air, Guillaumin used loose brushstrokes and vibrant color to render French landscapes and waterscapes, modern life and industrialism, and the Parisian working-class in pastels and oils. His intense use of color recalls Fauvism and he was the leader of the École de Crozant, a group of painters who depicted the Creuse landscape in central France. His friendships with Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro, and Vincent Van Gogh were formative and influential for them all, although Guillaumin never received the same acclaim in his lifetime.

In 2008 the Galerie Pierre Levy in Paris held an exhibition spanning the first half of Guillaumin’s career. His paintings are found in the Musée d’Orsay, Paris; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Modern Art André Marlaux; Musée de Petit-Palais, Geneva; National Gallery of Art; Ohara Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; and the Pushkin Museum, Moscow.


Roquebrune, Le Matin
oil on canvas
25 x 31 1/4 in.
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