ALBERT DUBOIS-PILLET 1846-1890
Raised in a wealthy family, Albert Dubois-Pillet grew up in an artistic atmosphere. Friend of Georges Seurat and Paul Signac, he developed by their side a pointillist aesthetic and became one of the main figures of this movement. This technique enabled him to render luminous effects and give birth to forms constructed in a new way. He mainly painted views of the river Seine - topic which was very much appreciated by the Impressionists and Neo-Impressionists - but also rural and city landscapes or portraits. His artworks have been exhibited during his lifetime: at the Salon des Vingt or the Salon des Indépendants. Nowadays, they can be found in the Musée d'Orsay collection.