Gouache on paper
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
|Trois mâts à quai (Lenoir)
Oil on board
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.
|Théatre du Gymnase
Gouache on paperboard
Working in gouache with light, delicate strokes, Galien-Laloue
had the uncanny ability to give the illusion of detail in an impressionistic
style. Well-known in France, his paintings of the early 1900's
accurately represent the era in which he lived - Paris' happy,
bustling days of horse-drawn carriages, trolley cars and its first
|Hiver sur les Champs Elysées
Gouache on paperboard
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.
|Paysage de la côte normande
Oil on canvas
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. Indeed, Galien-Laloue's works are valued not only for
their contribution to 20th century art, but for the actual history,
which they document.
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
Paris sous la neige
A historically prominent figure, the works of Eugene Galien-Laloue
are sought out by discriminating and knowledgeable collectors
all over the world.
Museums: Musée des Beaux-Arts, Louvier; Musée des
Beaux-Arts, La Rochelle; Mulhouse, France.
- E. Benezit Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs,
Dessinateurs et Graveurs
- Eugene Galien-Laloue Catalogue Raisonné
by Noe Willer
- Dictionnaire des Petits Maitres de la Peinture.
Text & Images courtesy of Simic New Renaissance Gallery
© 2004 Simic New Renaissance Galleries