DUMONT Pierre ( 1884 / 1936 )
Rouen, The Corneille bridge at the tram crossing.
Oil on canvas signed lower left.
25,59 x 31,88 in
Certificate of authenticity.
Born March 29, 1884 in Paris / Died April 9, 1936 in Paris.
Painter of landscapes, urban landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, flowers. Expressionist.
Pierre DUMONT is one of the most original and little-known painters of the Rouen school. Coming very young to Paris Pierre DUMONT lives there poorly in the district of La Ruche, then returns to Rouen around 1905, he paints very colorful landscapes, in a fatty and thick paste spread on the canvas as if he were sculpting his vision. To contain his "Fauve" temperament, Pierre DUMONT joined the Joseph Delattre's Académie Rouennaise, then founded with friends artists and writers the group of XXX which in 1909 became the Norman Society of Modern Painting. His first paintings were marked by the influences of Van Gogh and Cézanne. From about 1910 Pierre DUMONT began to paint the cathedral of Rouen, from 1914 to 1919 he mainly painted the streets of Montmartre, the Notre Dame cathedral, the bridges of Paris and the quays of the Seine. From 1911 to 1916, Pierre DUMONT lived at the Bateau-Lavoir where he became friends with Picasso who kept a workshop there. Pierre Dumont made his first solo exhibition at the Galerie Malpel in 1914 where the vigor and intensity of his landscapes, particularly in Paris, struck critics and the public. In 1927 Pierre DUMONT suffered his first mental crisis, but once recovered, his exhibition at Durand-Ruel was a great success. From 1929 the health of Pierre DUMONT collapsed and a hemiplegia deprived him of his right hand; he now paints awkward canvases with his left hand which will harm his work which, in its best period remains to be discovered
Museums: National Museum of Modern Art, Paris, Museum of Montmartre, Paris, Museum of Fine Arts of Rouen, Museum of Modern Art of Troyes., Museum of Fine Arts in Dijon, Museum of Fine Arts in Menton, Collection "Peindre en Normndie", Regional Council of Lower Normandy, Caen, Prefecture of Cantal, Aurillac, Consulate General of France, Rio de Janeiro, Musée du Petit Palais, Geneva, Milwaukee Art Museum (Wisconsin).
Width : 81 cm
Height : 65 cm
Category : Paintings
Style : Modern Art
Period : 20th century
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