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Narcisse Guilbert (1878 - 1942)
The Wine Quay, Port of Rouen
Oil on canvas, signed, 20 x 23½ in.
Price: £ 8000
Artist biography:
Narcisse Guilbert first studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Rouen under Albert Lebourg and Pierre Dumont before attending the Académie Libre. In 1907, Guilbert became a founder member of the Artist Society of Rouen where he exhibited with success for many years. In 1910, Guilbert received the Pellecat scholarship and spent a year in Brittany, where he developed his appreciation of light and water and began to focus his resulting understanding on the subject of marine landscapes. In 1930, Guilbert moved to Étretat, becoming a central figure in the artistic colony that had formed around Boudin, Courbet and Manet. In his definitive work, 'Les Petits Maitres de la Peinture', Gerald Schurr observes of Guilbert that he paints with "...clear and profound harmonies, powerful colours and a very expressive line”.
Bibliography: Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, Vol. 6; Schurr, Les Petits Maitres de la Peinture Valeur de Demain