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Fernand Maillaud

French Artist (1862 - 1948)

'Jeune Femme a l'Ombrelle dans un Parc Luxuriant' 
Oil on canvas

12 x 16 in.

Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France
Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
Musee d'Art, Montpellier, France
Musees de Chateauroux et Bourges, France

Maillaud moved to Paris to study painting, and exhibited his works at the various salons with a circle of painters that formed under the lead of Gauguin in 1902. His love of his native countryside led him to paint luminous landscapes using a Post Impressionistic technique based on a vivid palette of colors thickly applied to the canvas in bold, contrasting hues. 
In 1924, Maillaud visited Spain,
Algeria and Morocco and produced works that were exhibited at the Salon d'Automne, the Salon des Independants as well as major Parisian galleries such as Georges Petit, Durand-Ruel, Bernheim-Jeune and Devambez. He received numerous awards in 1902 and 1909, the Rosa Bonheur prize in 1925 and the prestigious Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur.

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