BAUDOUIN Paul Albert
Oil on panel: 46.5 x 37.5 cm / 18.3 x 14.8 in
Signed and dated '1893' lower right
Painter of genre scenes, landscapes and decorative panels; fresco artist.
A pupil of Gleyre, Elie Delaunay and Puvis de Chavannes, Paul Baudouin took part in the Salon des Artistes Français from 1868, becoming a member after receiving a third-class medal in 1882 and a second-class medal in 1886. He was awarded a gold medal at the 1889 Exposition Universelle and was made a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur in 1891.
He made genre scenes and landscapes, but also fresco paintings and decorative panels. He gave new meaning to fresco painting by opening a study to teach fresco technique.
His decorative works are lovely, balanced and rythmic like music, his major source of inspiration.
Rouen 1844 - 1931
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 1, p. 1335.