Jeunes plongeurs

Technique: oil and black ink on paper
Size: 20.20 x 16 cm
Date: not available
Signature: bottom, left
ID: 2059
Price: fr. 7’000.- (IVA 8,10% incl.)


Maximilien Luce (1858-1941)

He studied to become a wooworker, but after this formation he improved his artistic skills studying engraving techniques to the Académie Suisse with the professors Eugene Froment and Camille Pisarro; they soon became friends and they founded the movement called “Kunstlerkolonie” in Lagny.

Stimulated by the ideals of the Anarchic movement, he joined the “Société des Artistes Indépendants”. In 1894, after spending a period in prison, he moved to Belgium and then to Rolleboise, where he acquired a house. Just like George Seraut and Paul Signac, Maximilien Luce confirmed his position of important exponent of neo-impressionism: his artworks are mainly grounded on the representation of landscapes, urban visuals of Paris, daily scenes and portraits.