Clément Quinton (or Charles-Henri)
French Painter & Engraver
|Pâturage au bord de la
Oil on canvas
Pupil of Saurfelt, he starts exhibiting at the
Salon in 1879 with Pâturage à Bonneuil and Intérieur de bergerie.
He always liked representing rustic scenes (pastures,
return from the fields, harnessing of horses) observed in Limousin,
Auvergne, the Landes, Brittany, that he enlivens with the presence
of ploughmen, shepherds and herds. These landscapes, started as
draft, were finished in his studio of Saint-Maur (next to Paris)
Quinton painted some marines and some perfect
landscapes for which he knew how to accentuate in a very personal
way the soberness. Awarded a medal in 1890 and 1892, he exposes
again in 1907, year where he gets a mention as engraver.
One can see Quinton's paintings in the Museums
of Louviers, Amiens, the Puy and Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland).
- "1820-1920, Les Petits Maîtres
de la Peinture, Valeur de demain" by Gérald Schurr.
Published by Les Editions de l'Amateur. Volume 5, page 150
- "Dictionnaire des Peintres Paysagistes
Français au XIXè siècle" by Lydia Harambourg. Published
by Ides et Calendes, 1985