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Marie Duhem (1871-1918) Post-Impressionist painter



Marie Duhem, born Marie Amélie Hortense Sergeant was a French painter🎨.
Her parents operated a lace factory, so she became familiar with the work of designers and models from an early age.
She began her art studies with Adrien Demont, husband of the painter Virginie Demont-Breton🎨.
It was at their workshop in Wissant that she met her future husband, the painter Henri Duhem🎨, eleven years her senior. They married in 1890.

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Henri Duhem (1860-1941) | Impressionist painter



Henri Aimé Duhem as a French🎨 Impressionist painter.
He was descended from an old Flemish family and originally practiced as a lawyer.
In 1887, his passion for drawing and watercolors finally led him to go to Paris and enroll in the drawing classes of Henri Harpignies🎨.

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Charles Guilloux (1866-1946) | Symbolist painter



Charles-Victor Guilloux was a French🎨 symbolist artist.
An employee of the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, Guilloux was a self-taught artist who critics like Albert Aurier, Félix Fénéon and Rémy de Gourmont liken to the time of the Symbolist movement🎨.

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Louis Gaidan (1847-1925) Neo-Impressionist painter



Louis Gaidan was a French painter🎨 associated with the Neo-Impressionism movement🎨.
He was born in Nîmes to a wealthy family who owned a bank, the Banque Gaidan.
He studied in Paris with the Academic painter Jean Jalabert and later in Nîmes with the landscape painter Paulin Bertrand.
Jalabert taught him the fine draftsmanship of the Academic tradition and from Paulin Bertrand he was exposed to the painting of landscapes en plein air.

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir at the Christie's



Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service, expertise and global reach.
Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's has since conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful.

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William John Leech (1881-1968) | Impressionist painter



William John Leech was an Irish painter🎨, well known for his illustrations of Concarneau harbour. The works of Leech feature coastal and harbour scenes, landscapes, interiors, still life and portraits.
He went to school at St Columba's College, Dublin in Rathfarnham, later studying at the Metropolitan School.

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Émile Munier (1840-1895) | Academic painter



Émile Munier was born in Paris on June 2, 1840 and lived with his family at 66 rue des Fossés, St Marcel.
His father, Pierre François Munier, was an upholstery artist at the Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins and his mother, Marie Louise Carpentier, was a polisher in a cashmere cloth mill.
Emile, and his older brother François Joseph (born in 1839), went to the local communal school.
By the time their younger brother was born the family’s fortune had improved and Florimond Louis, who was born on September 11, 1851, was enrolled in a boarding school.
All three brothers displayed an early gift for drawing and each had produced a pastel self-portrait between the ages of 13 and 14 - Emile’s is dated 1854.