Lot n° 6
6000 - 8000
Jeanne SELMERSHEIM-DESGRANGES (1877-1958)
Breakfast with a flower vase
Oil on canvas
Signed lower right
73.5 x 92 cm
Jeanne Selmersheim-Desgrange (1877-1958) was a French Neo-Impressionist painter who used the Divisionist technique, also known as Pointillism. She painted mainly still lifes and landscapes, choosing flowers and gardens as her subjects, allowing her to study the variations of light in the atmosphere.
Brought up in a family of artists and architects, she became a pupil of Paul Signac, then his companion in 1910, while they were still both married. They had a daughter in 1912, Ginette Signac, finally adopted by the painter in 1927.
She quickly made a name for herself in French artistic circles, exhibiting regularly at the Salon des Indépendants in Paris from 1909. Her brushstrokes are defined by vivid strokes and intense, accentuated light. Her compositions are harmonious, particularly in her choice of oils, with their rare, delicate colors.
Although she remained in the shadow of Paul Signac during her lifetime, today she is exhibited by renowned cultural institutions such as the Musée des impressionnistes in Giverny and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
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