SIDANER H.(HENRI)LE

1862 Port Louis (Mauritius) – 1939 Paris (Fr) Le Sidaner is considered a Post-Impressionist painter who embraced a highly individualistic style. When asked about it he would reply that he is above all an "intimist". After his formal Art education in Paris he escaped the academic style to join the artist colony of L'Etaples. There he encountered impressionism and became influenced by Claude Monet and Eduard Manet.After travelling through France he settle for more than 30 years in Gerberoy in the Picardie. His restored house and redesigned garden became a great inspiration to Le Sidaner.In the cold winter months he travelled to Venice and London. His style combines the several styles he encountered along the way during his life e.g. pointillism and impressionism in atmospheric pastel colours or soft, subdued darker hues. After 1900 there is very little human representation. He was a successful painter already during his lifetime. His work is represented in all larger museums throughout France.

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