Oil on canvas
65 x 54,1 cm / 25,5 x 21,2 in.
Signed and dated lower right: Luce 97. Signed again on the reverse: Luce. Signed and inscribed on the back of the frame: Luce jour de marché (Gisors) rue Capeville
Acquired by the family of the former owner in the 1980s.
This work will be included in the Catalogue Raisonné de l'oeuvre de Maximilien Luce, Tome IV, being prepared by Mrs Denise Bazetoux. Attestation of inclusion dated January 18th 2019.
Paris 1858 - Paris 1941
Maximilien Luce was formed at Paris's school of decorative arts to wood sculpture and engraving. He pursued his apprenticeship at the Suisse Academy and the school of Fine Arts where he began practicing painting. His first artworks show Impressionist influences. However, his encounter with Georges Seurat, Paul Signac and Camille Pissarro lead him to a new approach: Pointillism. Luce exhibited throughout his career alongside the Neoimpressionist artists notably at the Salon des Indépendants. His style is characterized by landscapes paintings of Normandy and Brittany, street views, wharf views rendered in a pointillist manner. However, Maximilien Luce also depicted topics that haven't been broached by his Pointillist friends such as workers in action.
Nowadays, his artworks are exhibited in French, American and Swiss museums.