Painter of landscapes, seascapes and scenes of genre, Paul Rossert took classes at the Paris Fine Art School with Jules Noel, Carolus Duran and Henri Lehmann.
He made some seascapes and many views around Honfleur and Trouville, as well as beach scenes he used to exhibit at the Salon of French Artists from 1875 to 1912. His paintings with light tones, animated by crinolines were in line with great masters, between Eugène Boudin’s delicacy and Alfred Stevens’ colourful charm.
The artist settled in Paris, on Odessa Street and became a member of the French Society of Water Colorists. He exhibited in the Salons of the Literary and Artistic Editions Society twenty or so watercolors, most of them were about the Luxembourg Garden.
Gifted with a remarkable ability, Rossert exceled in painting beach scene as well as Parisian squares, bustling with elegants, like his friends Eugène Boudin and Jean Béraud used to do. He also painted powerful landscapes with dense and dark trees on the foreground.
Oil on panel signed lower left