Paul-Désiré Trouillebert was born in 1829 in Paris.
He is one of the biggest open-air landscape painters of 19th century France. Landscape paintings represent more than half of his artwork. He will also do portraits, nudes, still life, and genre scenes.
Trouillebert paints independently. Even though he is not part of l’école de Barbizon, his preference for painting landscapes and his style is influenced by Corot who is the founder of l’école de Barbizon. Starting in 1855, after the death of his father, Trouillebert decides to completely devote himself to his passion of painting.
He studies under the reputed portraitist Ernest Hébert (1817-1908), and in the studio of Charles-François Jalabert (1819-1901).
Trouillebert’s portraits and nude paintings are what get him noticed. His portrait, Mademoiselle A, permits him to be accepted at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1865 where he will have exhibitions until 1884.
Trouillebert will travel a lot throughout France especially in Brittany, Sarthe, Limousin, Loire, and the banks of the Seine. He will also have a deep passion for fishing, which will explain his perspective and placement of subjects in his artwork. His love for fishing also explains his remarkable way of transcribing on a canvas the lighting and effects of a landscape scene during different hours of the day.
Trouillebert joins the movement of traditional open-air painters and says this to a journalist from the magazine L’Echo in 1890 in Paris, “I only work with nature and I condone the study of copying artwork in a studio.”
Paris, Musée d’Orsay
Paris, Petit Palais
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Baltimore, Walters Art Museum Cleveland, Museum of Art Saint Petersburg, Musée de l’Hermitage Valparaiso, Fine Arts Museum
« Paul Désiré Trouillebert (1829-1900) » par Claude Marumo, Thomas Maier et Bend Müllerschon.
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