Henry Moret  (French, 1856-1913) 

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Henry Moret (French, 1856–1913) was an Impressionist artist and member of the Pont-Aven School, well known for his richly colored landscapes of coastal Brittany. Born in Cherbourg, France, Moret began military service in 1875, and it was here that his artistic inclinations were discovered. An army colonel introduced Moret to Ernest Corroller, a drawing professor. Corroller taught Moret to paint en plein air, and Corroller’s own interest in landscape painting, specifically marine scenes, would influence Moret’s own work throughout his life. Moret enrolled in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1876 and studied under Rudolf W. A. Lehmann (German, 1819–1905) and Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824–1904). In 1880, he first exhibited work, a Breton marine painting entitled La Plage de Locqueltas a Marée Basse; Cote de Bretagne, at the Salon in Paris.

After graduating, Moret spent time traveling between Brittany and Paris before settling in Pont-Aven in 1888. Here, he met and worked alongside Paul Gauguin (French, 1848–1903) and other Pont-Aven artists. While continuing to paint marine scenes, Moret’s work began to incorporate figural works, most likely influenced by Gauguin’s Symbolism. In 1891, Gauguin left Pont-Aven and Moret’s developed his own unique style. His work became increasingly Impressionist, his canvases filled with brightly colored flecks of paint. He returned to painting the natural world, which he loved, capturing the lushness and drama of the Breton Coast valleys, forests, and seascapes, with little human presence.

In 1895, Moret began working the dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, who introduced his work to collectors in Europe and America. He regularly displayed work at the Salon des Indépendants and Salon d’Automne in Paris. In recent years, many of Moret’s sketches, drawings, and watercolors have, for the first time, been publicly displayed by members of Moret’s family. His works are included in the collections of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Musee d’Orsay, and the Hermitage Museum, among others.

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Henry Moret, Belle-Île

 

Henry Moret
Belle-Île
1898

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Henry Moret, Le port d'Audierne

 

Henry Moret
Le port d'Audierne
1906

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Henry Moret, Ferme en Bretagne

 

Henry Moret
Ferme en Bretagne
1905

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Henry Moret, Bateaux de pêche

 

Henry Moret
Bateaux de pêche, 1904
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Henry Moret, Le goémon à Nevez

 

Henry Moret
Le goémon à Nevez, 1904
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Henry Moret, Mohle des Hafens von Audierne

 

Henry Moret
Mohle des Hafens von Audierne, 1906
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