ON THE WATERFRONT
Oil on canvas: 27 x 35 cm / 10.6 x 13.8 ins
Signed lower right
Painter of genre scenes, portraits and still lifes.
He was a student of Fernand Cormon at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he entered the Prix de Rome in 1905 and 1908. Although seriously wounded in action during World War I in 1916, he was appointed professor of painting at the Ecole Polytechnique. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français, of which he was a member from 1904, receiving a medal in 1905.
During his short career he received numerous prizes and medals from the Institute de France, the Salon des Artistes Français and regional Salons.
Nantes (Loire-Atlantique) 1880 - Paris 1925
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 10, p. 994