MAXIMILIEN LUCE 1858-1941
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.