Georges BINET ( 1865 / 1949 )
Paris the Tuileries garden animated.
Oil on panel signed lower left.
7,48 x 9,44 in
Georges Jules Ernest Binet born in Le Havre on April 30, 1865 and died in Toulon on July 9, 1949 is a French painter.
He is known for his paintings of scenes from Norman life, the edges of the beach, river or animated landscapes.
Son of Jean Léon Adolphe Binet (1827-1905) and Désirée Flore Deveaux (1837-1913), Georges Binet married in 1906 Madeleine Dan (1877-1967) with whom he will have his only son Jean Georges Charles Maurice Binet. The latter published in 1964 a work on his father entitled Georges Binet 1865-1949, my father.
The notoriety of Georges Binet was built around his work as a landscaper. An artist from Normandy, he represents the lively banks of the Seine at the start of the 20th century. Born in Le Havre, Georges Binet first studied painting at the Le Havre Charles Lhullier, then moved to Paris where he attended the workshops of Louis-Joseph-Raphaël Collin and Fernand Cormon. After this academic training, the painter turned to the manner of the Impressionists. Eugène Boudin, Camille Pissarro and Claude Monet influenced him particularly in the transcription of the fleeting aspects of the Seine estuary. From the first years of the twentieth century, Binet returned to the land of Caux. He then spent the winter in Le Havre, domiciled at 27, rue Saint Roch. In summer, he moved to Villequier, on the banks of the Seine. There, Binet creates portraits, composes still lifes and also does some decorative work; for example, in collaboration with Guillaume Le Vasseur, he would create a stained glass window for a family of shipowners at the Rocques manor, on the road to Caudebec-en-Caux.
In 1941, Georges Binet left Normandy for Provence and went to live in Toulon. Its Norman landscapes, its views of the beaches of the country of Caux represented according to the impressionist technique, prove however the most appreciated by amateurs. These compositions are characterized by beautiful clear and moving spots, barely sketched architectures.
He exhibited at the Salon of French artists from 1889 to 1939, especially in 1903: Pasture near Caudebec en Caux and at the Colonial Exhibition of 1906 in Marseille.
He collaborated in the execution of the panorama of Madagascar then, with Fernand Cormon, in the execution of the two main decorative panels of the Orsay station in Paris. He is the author of the panorama of the city of Le Havre adorning one of the salons of the old city hall of Le Havre built in 1857 by the architect Charles Brunet-Debaine and destroyed by the bombings of 1944.
Some others of his works are referenced by the Ministry of Culture.
Georges Binet was appointed knight of the Legion of Honor on January 29, 1937, awarded on April 15, 1937 by Léon Meyer, former minister, mayor of Le Havre.
Member of the Society of French Artists, he won several medals in competitions and at exhibitions in Rouen, Amiens, Bordeaux, Versailles. He is a member of the committee of the Society of Norman Artists, member of the Association of French Painters and Sculptors and member of the Society of French Landscapers.
Museums: Le Havre, André-Malraux modern art museum, Hôtel-de-ville du Havre in 1940, La Plage de Sainte-Adresse, La Plage du Havre at low tide with the old semaphore, Flower tomb in the priory from Graville.
Width : 24 cm
Height : 19 cm
Category : Paintings
Style : Modern Art
Period : 20th century
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