Henry Moret


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Status, estimate and price of the artist Henry Moret

Price of a painting by the artist: 36,000 – 200,000 €.

Price of a drawing: 380 – 1,300 €.

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The youth of Henry Moret

Henry Moret was born on 12th December 1856 in Cherbourg and died on 5th May 1913 in Paris. He discovered Brittany during his military service and became a pupil of the painter Ernest Corroller. He then went on to study in the studio of Jean-Léon Gérôme and Jean-Paul Laurens at the École des Beaux-Arts and then attended the Académie Julian.

He began exhibiting at the Salon de peinture et sculpture du Palais des Champs-Élysées in 1880 and at the Salon des indépendants in 1881. During this period, his painting was inspired by the landscapes of Corot and the Barbizon School.

Henry Moret and the School of Pont-Aven

Henry Moret met Paul Gauguin and other painters from the Pont-Aven School in 1888. He first settled with Paul Gauguin, Émile Bernard, Laval and Chamaillard at the Auberge Gloanec before moving to Le Pouldu, which was to become the production centre for this group. They moved to the Auberge Marie Henry in 1889. This group was pejoratively referred to as “Impressionnists” by the rest of the artistic community.

The collaboration of Henry Moret and Paul Durand-Ruel

After Gauguin’s departure, Henry Moret developed his style which would lead him to work with the merchant Paul Durand-Ruel. These paintings were sold between Paris, London and New York. The gallery owner devoted an exhibition to him in 1898. His works were close to the impressionist style, but with a personal touch. He produced about six hundred paintings which were exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants. He mainly depicted Brittany and its islands, Normandy and the Netherlands. He died of tuberculosis during a trip to Paris.

He exchanged some of his paintings with Van Gogh. Gauguin also dedicated a painting to him “À mon Ami Moret”. In 1890, he met Maufra and the two developed a great friendship.

His style is a mix between synthetism and impressionism. This painter produced nearly 800 paintings and his studio was sold to Drouot in 1983.

Appraising and selling a painting by Henry Moret

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