French Artist (1860 - 1935)
'Sunset' dated 1896
Oil on wood
6.5 x 10.5 in.
Huet exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Francais in Paris, and was named Curator at the Musee d'Orleans, whose collection of paintings he studied assiduously.
Huet's work is anchored in the XIX century tradition of 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 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 Impressionists and Post-Impressionists had on his work.