02.03.1864 (Bourgoin, France) - 26.11.1936 (Clermont-Ferrand)
Post-Impressionist painter Victor Charreton was born in Bourgoin (Isère, France) on March 2nd, 1864. After studying law in Paris, he practised law in Paris and Lyon before he started painting. In 1894 he had his first exhibition at the Salon de la Société Lyonnaise des Beaux-Arts. From 1902 onwards, Charreton focused solely on painting. He became a member at the Salon d’Automne, won a gold medal in 1913, received the Légion d’Honneur in 1914 and was a teacher at the Académie Julian in Paris from 1919 until 1925.
He belongs to a generation of artists who devoted themselves to ‘le paysage’, just like the impressionists did before them, paying attention to the influence of seasons, light and colours. Furthermore, he travelled extensively and together with his wife, he visited Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, England, Spain and Marocco. Charreton passed away on November 26th, 1936, at the age of 72.
R. Chatin, B. Chatin, Victor Charreton: catalogue raisonné, Paris 2007;
Valérie Huss, Brigitte Riboreau, Vincent Pomarède, Victor Charreton, itinéraire d’un peintre voyageurles, presses du réel 2003;
Maurice Wantellet, Le Dauphiné et ses peintres, une source d'inspiration, éditions Le Dauphiné, 2003, p. 52;
Maurice Wantellet, Deux siècles et plus de peinture dauphinoise, Grenoble, édité par l'auteur, 1987, p. 269.
Work by Victor Charreton can be found in the collections of Musée d'Orsay, Paris, Musée Murol inMurol, Musée d'Art Roger Quilliot in Clermont-Ferrand and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.