Georges LE MEILLEUR (1861-1945):
‘Amfreville la Mi-Voie, vue sur Rouen’.
Oil on panel.
Signed in the bottom right-hand corner.
Exhibition label in the back.
Very nice carved frame.
Invoice and certificate of authenticity included.
Shipping from August 20th, 2020.
Born in Rouen in 1861, from a family of textile manufacturers, he broke with the family tradition and settled at a very young age in Paris, where he began making art as part of the entourage of Puvis de Chavannes and Raphaël Collin.
At the age of 21, he enrolled at the School of Fine Arts, in Cormon's studio. His own studio was first located in Paris, on Rue du Val-de-Grâce, then on Rue Cardinet and, in 1908, Boulevard Gouvion-Saint-Cyr.
His first engraving was a drypoint from 1882.
He visited the south of France, Brittany, and Venice, but most of his inspiration came from the landscapes of Ile-de-France and Normandy.
He met Louis Barthou, who became one of his collectors. Thus, during the period from 1914 to 1918, Georges Le Meilleur became ‘painter of armies’.
In 1937, he received the grand prize for original black ink engraving from the Société Nationale des Beaux-Art de Paris with ‘La Poulinière’.
Between the two wars, he retired to Amfreville-la-Mivoie, where he spent his last years, still amazed by the light and the trees on the banks of the Seine.
Works by Georges Le Meilleur can be found notably in the National Library of Art and Archaeology, the British Museum, the Municipal Library of New York, the Chalcography of the Louvre, and the Museums of Rouen, Vincennes and Pittsburgh.
In 1971, the Rouen Museum paid tribute to him at its salon.
- Georges Le Meilleur (1861-1945)
- Titel van kunstwerk
- Amfreville la Mi-Voie, vue sur Rouen
- Olieverf op paneel
- In zeer goede staat
- Verkoop met lijst
- 50×65 cm