The return of the fishermen.
Oil on canvas signed lower right.
Dimensions with frame (136 x 90 cm)
Born in Tourcoing in a wealthy bourgeois family, he abandons the latter to settle in Berck which becomes his adopted city.
He is inspired by the maritime landscapes and the local marine strand that was said to be the most important at the time. The sea, the strikes, the beaches, the dunes of the North, the fishermen will be his subjects of predilection.
His style is luminist; He paints on the motif and the light and colors take on more importance than the subject himself.
He studied at the Beaux-Arts in Lille at Tattegrain workshop then in Paris in the Cabanel studio. He worked for a while with Gauguin in Pont Aven and spent some time in Spain, Italy and the Netherlands.
He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1887, in Saint- Petersburg in 1903, in Saint Louis in 1904 and Buenos Aires in 1909.
Many works of Roussel are presented at the museum of Berck.
Bibliography: "Little Masters of Painting"
Museums: Nice, Tourcoing, Berck.