Henri Lebasque Biography | Oil Paintings

9-25-1865 Champigne, FRA - 8-7-1937 Le Cannet, FRA

Lebasque, Henri

Henri Lebasque came from a modest family and began his training at the École Eégionale des Beaux-Arts d'Angers, he moved to Paris in 1886. There, Lebasque started studying at l'Académie Colarossi and at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and the entered the studio of the artist Léon Bonnat. He assisted Ferdinand Humbert with the decorative murals at the Paris Panthéon for six years starting in 1888. In 1902, Henri Lebasque met Auguste Renoir and Camille Pissarro. Pissarro was to have a large impact on his work. Lebasque went to London, where he discovered the works of J. M. W. Turner.

Henri Lebasque's concept was colored by his contact with younger painters, especially Édouard Vuillard and Pierre Bonnard, founders of The Nabis Group (the prophets), who were the Intimists that first favored the calm and quiet of domestic subject matter. When he became acquainted with Georges Seurat and Paul Signac, Lebasque learns the color theory they were using on the use of complementary colors in a painting.

Henri Lebasque with his friend Henri Matisse founded the Salon d'Automne in 1903 and exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants, two years later, it had expanded to include Georges Rouault, André Derain, Henri Ottmann, and Édouard Vuillard. In 1912, the Salon exhibited works by a group of artists, which, because of its distinct style, became known as "Les Fauves" (the wild beasts).

Henri Manguin, took Lebasque on a painting excursion to the South of France, his time there lead to a transformation in Lebasque’s paintings, the brighter southern light lightened his color palette forever and in 924, Henri Lebasque moved to Le Cannet on the French Riviera.

Art Movement: Post-Impressionism.
Artists Influencing Henri Lebasque: Léon Bonnat, Camille Pissarro, Auguste Renoir.
He Traveled To England.
Artist's Biography compiled by Albert L. Mansour at The World's Artist, with text adapted from Wikipedia.

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