An oil on canvas mossing 73X60 cm (without the frame of Art-Déco style) representing a steel mill signed lower right work circa 1935.
Victor Guillaume, born March 7, 1880, in Tantonville and died on February 15, 1942 in Vaudémont, is a French painter, engraver and lithographer.
Born in 1880 to a modest family, Victor Guillaume was soon to work as a woodcarver with an artist he would admire all his life: Eugène Vallin. Then he will become a sculptor on facades. That of the Excelsior in Nancy, owes him some particularly successful ornaments.
A member of the "Jeune École Lorraine" group, notably Paul Colin, Michel Colle and Gaston Ventrillon, Géo Condé, he is encouraged by the patron-collector Eugène Corbin and participates in exhibitions organized by Victor Prouvé.
In 1908, Victor Guillaume was part of the Lorraine delegation at the Rohan Palace exhibition in Strasbourg and Munich. Around thirty, he turned to painting to express himself only by her. First marked by Impressionism and the School of Nancy, he showed a great curiosity that will bring him closer to the revolution of Cézanne, then move towards a very personal conception of Cubism. André Vahl will say in his own way "refined cubism, order, measure and harmony".
Joined by the Vosges of Bruyères Jean Lurçat renovator of the tapestry and his brother André, architect, he participates with Ventrillon and Georges Sadoul in the creation of the Nancy-Paris Committee that will chair the latter. This Committee's mission is to raise awareness of new artistic trends by promoting exchanges between Paris and Lorraine.
He settled in 1935 in Vaudémont where he died in 1942, discreet and poor.
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