Kendall Fine Art

Ferdinand Puigaudeau

(French, b. ca. 1864–1930)

gondoles, manège et feu d'artifice la nuit by ferdinand puigaudeau

Ferdinand Puigaudeau

Gondoles, Manège et Feu d'Artifice la Nuit, 1904




In 1886, like many young artists du Puigaudeau settled in Pont Aven, the small Breton village that had become a popular destination for aspiring artists. It was here that he met Paul Gaugin, with whom he struck up an immediate and lasting friendship. Gaugin nicknamed him Piccolo and invited him to accompany him on his first trip to the South seas in1887. By the early 1900s du Puigaudeau had held an exhibition at the Galerie des Artistes Moderne in Paris and counted Edgar Degas amongst his patrons and was represented by the legendary dealer