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Status, price and estimation of the artist Gustave LOISEAU
Price of a painting signed Loiseau: 3,000 – 200,000€.
Estimate of a drawing or watercolour by the artist for auction: 150 – 1 500€.
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A solitary and discreet artist
Gustave Loiseau was born in the Ile-de-France region in 1865. His parents ran a butcher shop and it was in this first line of business that he was destined. He was introduced to painting by French painter François Quignon, before attending classes at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs.
From the early 1890s, Loiseau would visit the circle of artists of Pont-Aven, a town known and appreciated by representatives of the most diverse styles of painting, and coming from all horizons: America, Great Britain, Poland. Loiseau received precious advice for the deployment of his pictorial art and his manner, notably from Paul Gauguin.
Although he had the opportunity to establish fruitful exchanges with the artists of his time, Loiseau is an instinctive artist who likes to evolve at his own pace, listening to his environment and according to his sensitivity.
Through the landscape
For the creation of his works, Loiseau seems to swap sources of inspiration. He draws from the paintings of Monet, but also of Gauguin. His style is linked to the formalism of art that we find under the name of postimpressionism.
The painter likes to play games in order to create material effects, a singular treatment of the pictorial surface allowing him to give strength and vigour to his marines, or to reinforce the presence of celestial elements, sky and cloud.
Gustave Loiseau is an artist guided by nature, anxious to reproduce with subtlety the impressions he witnesses, inspired by landscapes along the banks of the Seine, Norman and Breton landscapes where he endeavours to capture the moods of the seasons.
In order to anchor his works in a relative continuity, the painter often returns to the same place, which he stages at different times of the day in the manner of Claude Monet and his serial works.
Discretion praised over the centuries
While his predilection is for the representation of nature, Gustave Loiseau is also interested in the passages and the discreet animation of village streets.
He also works to retranscribe scenes from the city, particularly in the staging of Parisian places, it is these views that give him a certain reputation. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Thyssen Bornemizsa collection in Madrid are home to this type of painting where the human figure is illustrated by its movements embodying the dynamism of urban life.
Some of his paintings are also part of international public collections: the Hecht Museum in Haifa, Israel, or the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum in Hachioji, Japan.
An exhibition dedicated to post-impressionism by the Camille Pissarro Museum in Pontoise hosted works by the artist in 2018. The artist Gustave Loiseau died in 1935.
Recognising Gustave Loiseau’s signature
Like many artists, Gustave Loiseau did not sign all of his works. However, you will find below an example of the signatures to give you an idea. Variations of these signatures do exist, do not hesitate to contact one of our experts to formally authenticate a signature.
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