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Henri Biva (1848-1928) - Sunny Undergrowth
Ref : 75906
Period :
19th century
Artist :
Henri Biva (1848-1928)
Provenance :
Medium :
Oil on canvas
Dimensions :
l. 21.26 inch X H. 25.98 inch
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Henri Biva (1848-1928) - Sunny Undergrowth

French School
Dimensions: H. 26 x W. 21.2 inches (With frame: H. 35 x W. 30.7 inches)

Henri Biva was born in Paris in 1848. He starts his artistic career at the age of 25 years old, where he is a student at the Académie française. His masters are Alexandre Nozal, who paints landscapes, and Léon Tanzi, who paints genre scenes.
His professors include W. Bouguereau, Benjamin Constant, and Jules Lefebvre.

Biva paints landscapes, still life, flowers, and he is also a watercolorist and pastel painter.

At the Exposition de Blanc et Noir in 1886, he will exhibit his two paintings: Une rue de Ville-d’Avray, la nuit and Roses de Nice et giroflées. He will also exhibit at the Salon des Artistes Français from 1900 to 1905.

The artist is known for the attention he gives to making sure his paintings are as natural and realistic as possible. He also carefully captures the natural light and details in each of his paintings.
His painting style can be characterized by its complex traits and clean palette that is bathed in natural lighting.
Biva dedicates a lot of his time to figuring out the different types of lighting that can occur in certain environments. He likes the different variations whether they are constant or obvious in lighting; specifically when it involves water and nature.
He was a popular artist, but it is not until the turn of the century that he gains the notoriety that he deserved.

He will also become a respected professor, and teaches numerous talented artists with a promising career.

Paris, Musée d’Orsay
Bayeux, Musée Baron Gérard

E. Bénézit « Dictionnaire des Peintres Sculpteurs Dessinateurs et Graveurs », tome II, page 355.

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