Oil on panel Bouquet of Flowers by Edgard MAXENCE
Born in Nantes on 17 September 1871 and died in La Bernerie-en-Retz in 1954
French symbolist painter.
A student of Jules-Élie Delaunay and Gustave Moreau at the École des beaux-arts de Paris, Edgard Maxence began exhibiting at the Salon des artistes français in 1894.
After various mentions and a gold medal at the 1900 Universal Exhibition, he received a gold medal in 1914.
His taste for idealized medieval scenes and their symbolist aesthetics led him to be invited to exhibit at the Salon de la Rose-Croix from 1895 to 1897. His technique combines a relatively thick paste with a certain purity of lines.
Edgard Maxence designed the cardboards for three large mural mosaics decorating the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Lourdes.
Knight of the Legion of Honour in 1900, he was promoted to the rank of officer in 1927. He was elected to the Institute in 1924
- Paris, Musée d'Orsay
- Heracles destroys the birds of Stymphalus, 1896, oil on canvas
- Woman with Orchid, 1900, oil on canvas
- The Breton Legend, 1906, oil on canvas
- Head of a young girl, 1932, oil on mahogany wood
- Field flowers, or Flowers in a vase, circa 1950, oil on isorel
- Roses in a cup, oil on isorel
- Other museums
- Nantes Museum of Art: The Soul of the Forest, 1898
- Poitiers, Sainte-Croix Museum: Serenity, oil on wood
- Musée des Beaux-Arts de Saint-Nazaire : Tête de Jeune fille, 1932, oil on mahogany panel
- Brest Museum of Fine Arts: Portrait of a woman in prayer or The Breton Prayer, acquired in 2015
- École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts: L'attente, 1894
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