Eugène Galien-Laloue (French, 1854–1941) was a celebrated painter of Parisian city life, credited with popularizing street scenes. Born in Paris, the artist studied under his father, set designer Charles Laloue. In 1877, he made his debut at the Salon des Artistes Français, where he continued to show works throughout the rest of his career.

Although primarily a painter of Parisian street scenes, he also executed landscapes of Normandy and the Seine-et-Marne region, and, in 1914, was commissioned to work as a military illustrator. Due to contractual obligations with dealers, he often signed his more personal oils of this type under the pseudonyms Galiani and Lieven.

The artist died in Chérence in northern France.

He achieved considerable fame within his own lifetime, and, in recent years, his paintings, and especially his works in gouache, have enjoyed an international resurgence in popularity.

Timeline

1854
Born in Paris, France
1871
Lied about his age by a year in order to enlist in the army for the Prussian war
1874
Employed by the French Railway lines as an illustrator
1877
Became a member of the Artistes Francais
1941
Died in Chérence, France