Albert André  (French, 1869-1954) 

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Albert André (French, 1869–1954) is considered one of the major Post-Impressionist painters of his time. Also known as a writer and a museum curator at Bagnols-sur-Cèze, André started his career as an industrial textile designer and draftsman specialized in silks. In 1890, he left his hometown of Lyon for Paris to attend the Académie Julian, where he met artists Maurice Denis (French, 1870–1943) and Pierre Bonnard (French, 1867–1947) and became associated with the Post-Impressionist movement. In 1894, André exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants, the Salon d'Automne, and the Salon des Cent. Upon the first national exposure of his work, André developed ties with Camille Pissarro (French, 1831–1903) and Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841–1919); subsequently, his work was supported by the dealer Paul Durand-Ruel. André and Renoir become close friends and over the following decades; Renoir, his family, and domestic life became one of André’s ongoing subjects for his paintings. In 1904, André participated to the Salon de la Libre Esthétique in Brussels. His style combined Pointillist techniques with the composition style often favored by the Nabis artists. André juxtaposed patterns and color in a manner that almost tended towards abstraction. His particular form of layout and alternation of motifs within his paintings were influenced by Japanese prints, which were a source of inspiration for many notable painters of the time. Due to his mastery of still lifes, interiors, landscapes, and cityscapes, André’s paintings and drawings are considered among the most original in style and composition of the Post-Impressionists. His work is included in the collections of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the Louvre in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, as well as the Art Institute of Chicago, among many others.

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Albert André, La Terrasse A Laudaun

 

Albert André
La Terrasse A Laudaun
Linda Bernell Gallery
Albert André, Femme en Rose Cousant dans le Jardin

 

Albert André
Femme en Rose Cousant dans le Jardin
circa 1912

Jody Klotz Fine Art
Albert André, Les travaux des champs, Eté,

 

Albert André
Les travaux des champs, Eté,
1958

Connaught Brown
Albert André, Nature morte

 

Albert André
Nature morte
Guarisco Gallery Ltd.
Albert André, Vase of Flowers

 

Albert André
Vase of Flowers
Daphne Alazraki Fine Art
Albert André, The Bouquet (View from the Artist's Studio, Paris.)

 

Albert André
The Bouquet (View from the Artist's Studio, Paris.)
circa 1900

Waterhouse & Dodd
Albert André, Jean-Pierre Cézanne peignant dans l’atelier d’Albert André

 

Albert André
Jean-Pierre Cézanne peignant dans l’atelier d’Albert André
1936

Stoppenbach & Delestre
Albert André, Vase de Flwurs

 

Albert André
Vase de Flwurs
Galerie Rienzo
Albert André, Painting on Reverse of Vase de Flwurs

 

Albert André
Painting on Reverse of Vase de Flwurs
Galerie Rienzo
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Albert André, Le Grand chemin à Loudun

 

Albert André
Le Grand chemin à Loudun
oil on plywood

 

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Albert André, Femme cousant dans un intérieur

 

Albert André
Femme cousant dans un intérieur, 1935
oil on canvas

 

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Albert André, Paysage aux coquelicots

 

Albert André
Paysage aux coquelicots, 1926
oil on canvas

 

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  As well as being a talented and successful painter, Albert André was a respected writer and museum curator. Andre received his initial art training in Lyon and began his career designing patterns for silk, the city’s main industry. He went on to study in Paris at the Académie Julian from 1890, and there met Valtat, Maurice Denis and Bonnard and became part of the Post-Impressionist movement. The most important influence on his work was Auguste Renoir, who first saw André’s paintings in 1894 at the Salon des Independants and was so impressed that he recommended Andre to the art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel. André’s monograph, “Renoir” (1919) is one of the most accurate contemporary accounts of the artist’s work. After the First-World-War he returned to Laudun where his family owned vineyards and took charge of the Museum of Bagnols-sur-Ceze from 1917-1954.