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date: 09 December 2019

Guérin, Charles(-François-Prosper)locked

(b Sens, Yonne, Feb 21, 1875; d Paris, March 19, 1939).

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(b Sens, Yonne, Feb 21, 1875; d Paris, March 19, 1939).

French painter and illustrator. He trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the studio of Gustave Moreau and first exhibited in Paris at the Salon de la Société Nationale in 1897, also showing at the Salon des Indépendants from 1901, at the Salon d’Automne from 1903 and from 1923 at the Salon des Tuileries. In addition to portraits and still-lifes he painted nudes, such as The Partition (1906; Caen, Mus. B.-A.). In his still-lifes he often included musical instruments, as in Still-life with Lute (1910; Paris, Pompidou). His most striking works, however, included a number of imaginary romantic pictures in which the figures, often elongated, were given mid-19th-century dress, as in Colombine (1920; see Klingsor, p. 61). While most of his works were executed in an undistinguished realist style, these romantic paintings bear the influence of Impressionism and of Cézanne’s geometrical brushstrokes.

Guérin also contributed illustrations to ...

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