DUMONT Pierre (1884/1936)
Pond of St Cucufa.
Oil on canvas signed lower left.
18,1 / 21,6 in
Born March 29, 1884 in Paris / Death April 9, 1936 in Paris.
Painter of landscapes, urban landscape, marine, still life, flowers. Expressionist.
Pierre DUMONT is one of the most original painters, and the most overlooked of the Rouen School. Came very young to Paris Pierre DUMONT lives in poverty are in the neighborhood of La Ruche, then returns to Rouen around 1905, he painted colorful landscapes in a greasy, thick paste spread on the canvas as if he sculpted his vision. To contain his temperament "Fauve" Pierre Dumont enters the Rouen Academy Joseph Delattre, then founded with fellow artists and writers of the XXX group becomes in 1909 the Norman Society of modern painting. His early paintings were marked by the influences of Van Gogh and Cézanne. From 1910 about Pierre DUMONT began painting Rouen Cathedral from 1914 to 1919 he painted mainly the streets of Montmartre, Notre Dame, the bridges of Paris and the Seine. From 1911 to 1916, Pierre DUMONT lives in Bateau-Lavoir or he befriended Picasso kept a studio there. Pierre Dumont made his first solo exhibition at the gallery in 1914 Malpel or the force and intensity of its landscapes, including Paris, beat the critics and the public. In 1927 Pierre DUMONT suffered his first mental crisis, but once restored, his exhibition at Durand-Ruel was a great success. From 1929 Health Pierre DUMONT ailing hemiplegia and deprives him of his right hand; he now painted with his left hand clumsy paintings that will affect his work, which in its best period to be discovered
Museums: National Museum of Modern Art, Paris, Musée de Montmartre, Paris, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Modern Art Museum of Troyes, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, Museum of Fine Arts of Menton. collection "Painting in Normndie" Regional Council of Basse-Normandie, Caen, Cantal Prefecture, Aurillac, Consulate General of France, Rio de Janeiro, the Petit Palais, Geneva, Milwaukee Art Museum (Wisconsin).
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