ALLUAUD Eugène ( 1866 / 1947 )
View of the Creuse valley.
Oil on canvas signed lower right, countersigned and located "Crozant Creuse" on the back on the châssis.
18,30 x 21,85 in
Certificate of authenticity.
Eugène Alluaud, born in Saint-Martin-Terressus (Haute-Vienne) on March 25, 1866 and died in Crozant (Creuse) on July 27, 1947, was a French painter and ceramist.
His father Amédée, enlightened art lover and collector, received Corot several times in his castle of Ribagnac. He was a close friend of Adrien Dubouché and supported the painters of Crozant. At his death, his friend and painter Charles Donzel gave the young Eugène advice on painting.
Alluaud studied literature at the Jesuit College of Vaugirard and then science at the Lycée Condorcet. He did his military service as a conditional enlisted man for one year in 1885-1886. It was during this time that he became friends with the painter Jules Adler.
From 1886 to 1889, he was a student at the Académie Julian, in Bouguereau's studio and in Robert-Fleury's, and traveled throughout Europe (England, Belgium and Italy) and North Africa (Algeria and Tunisia).
His major pictorial experience was in Crozant. After a first discovery in 1887, he returned there for a long time in 1891. With his wife Marcelle, he built the house "La Roca", where they settled every summer from 1905. He gathered their artist friends around his table. Together they painted the landscapes of the Creuse valley and enjoyed themselves in a joyful atmosphere.
Two names emerged from this network of friendships: Maurice Rollinat, the poet from Fresselines, and Armand Guillaumin, co-founder of the Impressionist group, who introduced him to light and color. His painting was therefore strongly influenced by impressionism before he managed to free himself from it in the 1920s, with a more constructive and synthetic style inspired by Cézanne.
He regularly exhibited in galleries, in Limoges at Dalpayrat and in Paris at Durand-Ruel and Drouant. He regularly participated in the Salon des indépendants and the Salon d'automne. During the Universal Exhibition of 1900, he decorated the Palais de la Danse and the restaurant pavilion of the Grandes Marques. President of the jury of the painting section at the Salon d'Automne in 1928, he himself received the grand prize at the French Exhibition in Cairo in 1929.
Alluaud mainly painted the Creuse, but he also painted the Corrèze and the Haute-Vienne, the Pyrenees and the French Riviera.
Width : 55,5 cm
Height : 46,5 cm
Category : Paintings
Style : Modern Art
Period : 20th century
Price : 9500 €
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