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Maximilien Luce (1858-1941) - La fonderie - 1899


"Maximilien Luce (1858-1941) - La fonderie - 1899"
La fonderie
Maximilien Luce (1858-1941)
Oil on board
Bears the signature stamp lower left.
Bibliography: Maximilien Luce, Catalog of the Painted Work, Volume II Jean Bouin-Denise Bazetoux, Editions JBL, Paris, 1986, reproduced and described under no. 1060, page 264.

A prolific Neo-Impressionist artist, Maximilien Luce came to Pointilism by way of the Groupe de Lagny. With Gausson and Cavallo-Péduzzi, Luce began experimenting with Seurat's new style in the mid 1880s. In 1887, Luce joined the Société des Artistes Indépendants. He would exhibit with the Indépendants numerous times throughout his career. In 1889 and 1892, Luce exhibited with Monet, Cross, Ensor, Gauguin, Pissarro, and Lemmen at Les XX exhibition in Brussels. In 1909, he was elected Vice President of the Société des Artistes Indépendants. Following Signac's death in 1935, Luce was elected president. However, in 1940 he resigned from the position in protest against the Vichy regime. Luce's art was inspired and informed by his political convictions. A comittted anarchist, Luce spent forty-two days in prison in 1894 as a suspect in the assasination of President Carnot. Contact for more information.

Museum Holdings:

Art Institute of Chicago
Cleveland Museum of Art
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Harvard University Art Museums
High Museum
Indiana University Art Museum
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Kröller-Müller Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny
Musée d'Orsay
Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Price : $17,500
Artist : Maximilien Luce
Period: 19th century
Style: Impressionism
Condition : Excellent condition

Material : Oil painting
Length: 35.7 cm
Width : 28.3 cm

Reference : 343
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