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Henri Dreyfus Lemaitre

French Artist (1859-1946) 


'Claudine's House in Auvers sur Oise'

Oil on canvas

19.5 x 25,5 in.


'Under the Parasol'

Oil on canvas

19.5 x 25.5 in. 



Henri Dreyfus Lemaitre could be described as the perfect ‘plein-air’ artist, combining a palette of vibrant pigments on the pictorial surface with rhythmic energy and gestural brushwork. He painted with members of the School of Pont-Aven, which included renown artists such as Paul Gauguin, Emile Bernard and Emile Shuffenecker, and mastered the laws of optics based on the theories of pointillism espoused by Georges Seurat 

Dreyfus Lemaitre achieved popularity and success through his numerous exhibitions at galleries and at the Salon des Independants in Paris.  The light and immaterial freshness of his chromatic sense contribute to the breezy spontaneity of his compositions, and the painterly quality of the pictorial surface with its lack of details creates a nuanced yet highly charged emotional composition.

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