Eugene Galien Laloue France

12-11-1854 Paris, FRA - 1-16-1941 Chérence, FRA

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Laloue, Eugene Galien

Eugene Galien-Laloue paintings of the early 1900s accurately represent the era in which he lived: a happy, bustling Paris, la Belle Époque, with horse-drawn carriages, trolley cars and its first omnibuses. Galien-Laloue's works are valued not only for their contribution to 20th-century art, but for the actual history, which they document. His work can be seen at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Louvier; Musée des Beaux-Arts, La Rochelle; Mulhouse, France.

Eugene Galien-Laloue studied under his father, the set designer Charles Laloue, and in 1877, made his debut at the Salon des Artistes Français, where he continued to show works throughout the rest of his career. Credited as being instrumental in popularizing street scene painting, the artist’s works provide historical insight into pre-20th century Parisian life.

A typical Eugene Galien-Laloue painting depicts sidewalks and avenues crowded with people or tourists mingling before the capital's monuments. He also painted the landscapes of Normandy and Seine-et-Marne, as well as military scenes he was commissioned to produce in 1914. The Republic of France selected Galien-Laloue to work as a 'war artist,' both during the Franco-Prussian War and World War I, chiefly in watercolor.

Eugene Galien-Laloue was in exclusive contract with one gallery and used 5 other names: "L.Dupuy", "Juliany", "E.Galiany", "Lievin" and "Dumoutier".

Art Movement: Impressionism
Influences: Charles Laloue
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