Oil on canvas, Port of Martigues by Louis Abel TRUCHET
Born on 29 December 1857 in Versailles and died on 9 September 1918 in Auxerre.
Painter of genre, landscapes and French poster artist.
A student of Benjamin Constant and Jules Lefebvre at the Académie Julian in Paris, Louis Abel-Truchet produced numerous paintings of Parisian nightlife at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as landscapes and genre scenes. His paintings are treated in a post-impressionist style.
He is close to the Gallé, a bourgeois family from Creil. He offered several paintings to Ernest Gallé, whom he names his "uncle" without any family ties, and to Auguste Gallé.
Abel-Truchet was knighted of the Legion of Honour in 1911.
During the First World War, he volunteered as a territorial lieutenant in the 1st Engineer Regiment in 1914. The army used his skills as a painter by appointing him as assistant to Guirand de Scevola, head of the camouflage section. Abel-Truchet directed the central workshop of this training in Paris
He died from a war wound shortly before the end of hostilities.
- CREIL, Gallé-Juillet Museum: - View of a village entrance, Rieux, La gardeuse d'oie, La troupe d'oies dans une rue de village, Paysage, Champs, Rieux (Oise) ; Les dominatiers
- GRENOBLE, Grenoble Museum, Venice, day of visit to the hospital
- LE HAVRE, André-Malraux Museum of Modern Art: Basque Landscape
- PARIS, Carnavalet Museum: Street scene, Gaumont Palace illuminated at night (1911) The chalet of Madrid Castle in the Bois de Boulogne
- PAU, Fine Arts Museum: View of Said-Ahmed-el-Kebir Cemetery in Blid
- MAIRIE d'Épinay-sur-Seine: 4 large panels mounted in the town council chamber, made in 1912 and representing the four seasons, as well as a fifth, fragmented, representing the landscape of the banks of the Seine...
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