Oil on canvas board
32,5 x 40,5 cm / 12,8 x 15,9 in
Signed lower left : HE. Cross
Douai 1856 - Saint-Clair 1910
Henri-Edmond Cross (born Henri-Edmond Delacroix) is a neo-impressionist painter, pioneer of the pointillist movement and founding member of the Salon des Indépendants.
In 1876, the artist began studying law in Lille before leaving to Paris to study at the School of Fine Arts. During his stay in the capital, he began to paint in François Bonvin's studio and exhibited his works in the Salons where he met Claude Monet, Georges Seurat and Paul Signac. Under the influence of these painters, Cross's palette became more vibrant, luminous and with Signac, the artist became a supporter of pointillism, creating compositions increasingly dictated by divisionist theories of colour.
His works are now part of the collections of the Metropolitan museum of Art, the MoMA in New York, the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg and the musée d'Orsay in Paris.