Albert Charles Lebourg Biography | Oil Paintings

2-1-1849 Montfort-sur-Risle, FRA - 1-7-1928 Rouen, FRA

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Lebourg, Albert Charles

Albert Charles Lebourg, at the age of sixteen in 1866 wanting to become an architect entered the École des Beaux-Arts of Rouen studying art with Gustave Morin and at the same time taking some painting lessons from Victor Delamarre, he was for a short time also a student of Jean-Paul Laurens.

After finishing his studies at the school of fine arts in Rouen, his work was noticed by the art collector Laurent Laperlier, who lived in Algeria. He recommended Lebourg to the École des Beaux-Arts in Algiers, and he was accepted to be an art professor. So, Albert Lebourg at the age of twenty-three taught drawing in Algiers starting in 1872, in North Africa he met the artist Jean Seignemartin, and under his influence, Lebourg changed his painting style by brightening up his palette, he made many paintings while there. He resigned his post from the Academy in Algiers and returned to Paris in 1877 with all his paintings.

In 1876, Lebourg exhibited his works for the first time together with Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and other artists on the Boulevard Montmartre. At the Fourth and Fifth Impressionist Exhibition of 1879 and 1880, along with Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Edgar Degas, Lebourg exhibited 30 oil paintings and drawings he had done in Algiers. In 1883 he was exhibited at the Paris Salon with his painting Matinée à Dieppe. In 1887 he exhibited at the acclaimed Les XX exhibition, with Walter Sickert, Camille Pissarro, Berthe Morisot and Georges-Pierre Seurat.

Albert Charles Lebourg painted many scenes of the Seine River in and near Paris in all four seasons, he also painted in Auvergne, Normandy, and Île-de-France, finally settling in Puteaux, a suburb five miles from the center of Paris, he remained there from 1888 to 1895, before moving to the Netherlands, painting what he would consider his best art works.

Lebourg moved to the Netherlands in 1895 for a period of two years. He exhibited to great acclaim at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900 winning the Silver Medal. In 1903 a retrospective exhibition was organized at the Gallerie Rosenberg in Paris, featuring over one hundred of his works. By this time his fame was established, and he continued exhibiting at the Paris Salon.

The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen in 1909 had an exhibit featuring fifty-two oil paintings, thirteen of those paintings were by Albert Lebourg, nine by Sisley, five by Joseph Delattre, four by Robert Antoine Pinchon, three by Armand Guillaumin, three by Monet, two by Charles Frechon, and one by Renoir.

He suffered a stroke in 1920 that paralyzed the left side of his body, despite everything, still remarried in 1921 at the age of seventy-two.

Art Movement: Impressionism, Post-Impressionism.
Artists Influencing Albert Lebourg: Gustave Morin, Jean-Paul Laurens, Jean Seignemartin.
He Traveled To Algeria, Netherlands.
Artist's Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.

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