GORGUET Auguste François-Marie
THE UNFORESEEN WAVE
Pastel and gouache on paper: 38 x 24 cm / 14.9 x 9.4 ins
Signed lower right
Painter of mythological subjects, genre scenes, portraits, landscapes, murals and designs for tapestries; draughtsman and illustrator.
Auguste Gorguet was a pupil of Gustave Boulanger, Jean-Léon Gérôme and Léon Bonnat at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He was awarded a travel bursary in 1894 and visited Italy, Spain and North Africa. He illustrated works by Pierre Corneille, Victor Hugo, Anatole France and Alphonse Daudet. In 1883 he began exhibiting at the Paris Salon: he won a second-class medal in 1894 and a silver medal at the 1900 Exposition Universelle. He was made Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur. He made tapestry designs for the Gobelins tapestry company in Paris and murals for various public buildings. He illustrated works by Pierre Corneille, Victor Hugo, Anatole France and Alphonse Daudet.
1862 - 1927
Béziers - Paris - Vienna
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 6, p. 460-461.