René Chrétien (1867-1942)
is a French painter mainly specialized in still lifes He was a pupil of the greatest masters (Léon Bonnat, Gustave Boulanger and Elie Delaunay)
He started at just 20 years old at the Salon des Artistes Français and he obtained an honorable mention there, two years later.
His talent earned him many prizes, a third medal in 1894, a second medal in 1895 and a silver medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1900. He exhibited in Brussels in 1910 and still appears at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1940.
René Chrétien likes to paint his still lifes on very elaborate backgrounds in shades of brown, most often. Very observant of nature, his paintings are of a very great realism with a beautiful lively touch.
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