Gustave Loiseau France
10-3-1865 Paris, FRA – 10-10-1935 Paris, FRABack to Artist IndexView Artists Paintings
Gustave Loiseau served an apprenticeship with a decorator who was a friend of the family. In 1887, when a legacy from his grandmother allowed him to concentrate on painting, he enrolled at the École des arts décoratifs where he studied life-drawing. However, a year later he left the school after an argument with his teacher.
While working as a decorator, Gustave Loiseau redecorated the apartment of the landscape painter Fernand Quigon. After he left the École des arts décoratifs, he invited Quignon tutor him in painting. In 1890, he went to Pont-Aven in Brittany for the first time, fraternizing with the artists there, especially Paul Gauguin and Émile Bernard. After experimenting with Pointillism, he adopted his own approach to Post-Impressionism, painting landscapes directly from nature. His technique known as en treillis or cross-hatching gave his works a special quality, now recognized as his specialty.
Gustave Loiseau first exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants in 1893 and at the Salon de la Société Nationale in 1895 as well as at impressionist exhibitions in 1890 and 1896.
Gustave Loiseau's paintings, revealing his passion for the seasons from the beginning of spring to the harvests later in the autumn, often depict the same orchard or garden scene as time goes by. Series of this kind, which also include cliffs, harbors or churches, are reminiscent of Claude Monet. From the 1920s, he painted many still-lifes. His overall approach, rather than being associated with any particular theory, is simply an attempt to represent scenes as sincerely as possible.
Art Movement: Post-Impressionism
Influences: Fernand Quigon