Henri Eugene Le Sidaner

Henri Eugene Le Sidaner
07.08.1862 (Port Louis, Mauritius) - 1939 (Versailles, France)

Nationality: French



biography

Henri Eugène Augustin Le Sidaner was born into a French family on August 7th, 1862, in Port Louis, Mauritius. He received most of his artistic training at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and travelled extensively throughout his life, visiting Holland, Belgium, Venice, London and New York. He also moved constantly around France.

In 1900 he visited the tiny village of Gerberoy (Seine et Oise) where he later bought the house that became the inspiration for many of his paintings and where he painted his beautiful still lifes. He exhibited at the Paris Salon, the Galeries Georges Petit in Paris and the Goupil Gallery in London.

Although the work of Henri Le Sidaner appears to be impervious to the artistic changes taking place at the beginning of the twentieth century, he was not totally unaffected by the development of Impressionism and neo-Impressionism.

His work is very much in the realist style but at the same time evocative and poetic; it combines a dreamy quality with technical expertise and his atmospheric paintings, whether they be landscapes or still lifes, convey his unique personal vision.


literature

Y. Farinaux-Le Sidaner, Le Sidaner, L'oeuvre peint et gravé, Paris 1989


Exhibitions

Paris, Galeries Georges Petit, Exposition Le Sidaner, 1927


collections

Work by Henri Eugène Le Sidaner is represented in the collections of several international museums, among others Musée d'Orsay, Paris, Musée du Touquet, Le Touquet, Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Bilbao, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Tate Gallery, London, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Chi-Mei Museum, Taiwan, Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, Art Institute of Chicago.

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