Eugène Henri Cauchois
14.02.1850 (Rouen, France) - 11.10.1911 (Paris, France)
Eugene Henri Cauchois was born in the city of Rouen on February 14, 1850. He received his artistic training under the master painters Ferdinand Duboc and Alexandre Cabanel. His soft, colorful and lustrous still?lives reflect a strong influence from the renowned Impressionist artists of his time. Similar to the techniques of the Impressionists, Cauchois' canvases are created with layer upon layer of loose and fluid brush strokes.
Cauchois exhibited frequently at the Paris Salon and received several awards at the exhibitions including a third place medal in 1898, a bronze medal in 1900, and a 2nd place medal in 1904. Among the works exhibited were Culture de pavots (1891); Après la pluie (1893); Première sortie (1897); Roses de Septembre (1898) and Chez l’horticulteur (1900).Towards the end of the nineteenth century he painted several large-scale decorative panels. These works were rendered with hefty strokes, brilliant naturalism, and vibrant color combinations.
Cauchois received several commissions for these larger works and was commissioned by the School of the 7th district to paint four decorative panels representing the flowers of the four seasons. He continued to paint until his death in Paris on October 11, 1911.
The work of Henri Eugène Cauchois is represented in museum collections in Leuven (Belgium) and Rouen (France).