Oil on canvas: 94 x 130 cm / 37 x 51.2 in
Signed lower right
Painter of genre scenes, landscapes and still lifes, including flowers and fruit.
Alexis Kreyder studied under Louis Français and Eugène Laville. He enjoyed contrasting the downiness and bloom of fruit with the shininess of copper and ceramix in his still lifes. He first exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1863. He was a member of the Société des Artistes Français and of the Société des Beaux-Arts. He received a gold medal in 1867, a silver one in 1884 and another silver one at the 1889 Exposition Universelle. He also participated at the 1900 Exposition Universelle. In 1889 he was made Chevalier in the Légion d’Honneur.
This painting was exhibited at the Salon of 1874 (page 28 of the catalogue) and at the Salon of 1882 under number 1474.
Andlau (Lower-Rhine, Germany) 1839 - Paris 1912
Auch - Epinal - Mulhouse - Paris - Strasbourg
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 8, p. 89-90.
U. Thieme & F. Becker, "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler; von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart", Leipzig 1978, Vol. 21, p. 524.