French Artist (1860 - 1935)
'Sunset' dated 1896
Oil on wood
6.5 x 10.5 in.
Huet's paintings were regularly exhibited at the prestigious Salon des Artistes Francais in Paris, and was nominated as Chief Curator at the Musee d'Orleans, whose collection of XIXth century paintings he studied assiduously.
The artist's work is anchored in the tradition of XIX French painting in his use of a traditional palette of colors and his realistic representation of the world. His close attention to detail in his landscapes is reminiscent of the work of the Barbizon painters such as Corot, Daubigny and Harpignies. Yet his rendition of the atmospheric effects of light on the color and shape of objects reveals the strong impact that the Impressionism and Post-Impressionism had on his compositions.