Works by Eugene Galien LaLoue (1854-1941)


Artist Bio
Born in Paris in December of 1854, Eugene Galien-Laloue is recognized as one of the top masters of French impressionist street scenes. Beginning in 1877 he was student of Charles Laloue, a long-time member of the Artistes Francais, a prestigious French art association. Gifted beyond measure, Galien-Laloue became well known at the turn of the century for capturing the very ambiance of Paris on his canvas.
During the early part of his career as an artist Galien-Laloue took on several pseudonyms because of an exclusive contract with a major gallery. These pseudonyms included L. Dupuy, J. Lievin, Lenoir and E. Galiany, all of which are listed in the E. Benezit Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs and the Laloue Catalogue. Working in gouache with light, delicate strokes, Galien-Laloue had the uncanny ability to give the illusion of detail in an impressionistic style.
A typical Galien-Laloue painting depicted scenes of Parisian sidewalks and avenues crowded with people or turn-of-the-century tourists mingling before the capital's monuments. In addition, the artist's landscapes of Normandy and Seine-et-Marne are highly esteemed, as well as the military scenes he produced in 1914. A forerunner in popularizing the painting of street scenes, Galien-Laloue has inspired and influenced many of yesterday's and today's artists, including renowned French impressionists Edouard Cortes and Antoine Blanchard. A historically prominent figure, the works of Eugene Galien-Laloue are sought out by discriminating and knowledgeable collectors all over the world.



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