Vogler initially worked as a professional painter in construction before devoting himself entirely to his artwork. He never studied with a formal teacher or worked in a studio, nor did he ever attend a fine art school or academy. He was foremost influenced by and an admirer of Sisley, whose palette and technique he adopted. Though he did not receive formal instruction from Sisley, the older artists did act as a mentor, certainly advising the less experienced Vogler. Vogler was also an intimate friend of the renown art critic Aurier, who was the one of first to defend the novelty of the paintings of Van Gogh and Gauguin.
Vogler possessed an ease and sensibility to his painting that was noticed by his contemporaries. His free application of color earned him a place in the ranks of the Impressionist landscape painters, and he had many fervent admirers in the early collectors of this school. He traveled throughout France, producing beautiful canvases known for their fresh, harmonious colors and radiant depiction of light. He successfully exhibited his work along with that Bonnard, Vuillard, Lautrec and Signac at the highly prestigious Galerie Vollard in Paris.
French Artist (1852 - 1904)
'Regatta sur la Seine'
Oil on canvas
14.5 x 21 in.
Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
Schurr: Dictionnaire des Petits Maitres de la Peinture, 1996.