Loiseau, Gustave

To a greater extent than those of any other members of the Pont-Aven School, the canvases of Gustave Loiseau come closest to style the of Impressionism advanced by Sisley, Monet, and Pissarro. Enjoying an international reputation and represented in numerous museum and important private collections, the paintings of Loiseau have been well known and appreciated by the public since the end of the nineteenth century. Loiseau built on the poetical landscapes of the earlier Impressionists, creating a personal vision of rural France. Although his earlier works bear much resemblance to Monet's and Sisley's paintings of the later 1880's and 1890's, Loiseau's later works display a bolder, yet exquisitely nuanced palette, and a signature brushwork which is so masterfully employed in Le port de Dieppe. Much of Loiseau's appeal derives from his subtlety as a colorist and his extraordinary delicacy as a painter. He was attracted to gentle light that appeared to permeate the air and embrace living things, and was able to capture an ethereal sense of atmosphere on canvas. His finest works are captivating images of beauty, harmony, and refined eloquence. Le port de Dieppe, painted in 1926, is a truly exceptional example of Loiseau's mature style. It depicts one of his favored subjects and beautifully illustrates his individuality and extraordinary sensitivity as an artist.
Salon des Indépendants, Paris, France, from 1891
Le Barc de Boutteville, Paris, France, from 1891
Galeries Durand-Ruel, Paris, France, from 1894
Salons of the Société Nationale des Beaux Art, Paris, France, debuted 1895
Musée Pissarro, Pointoise, France, 1981
Didier Imbert Fine Art, Paris, France, 1985

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
The Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, England
Château-Musée, Dieppe, France
The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, England
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rennes, France
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, France
Musée de Pont-Aven, Pont-Aven, France
Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Le Petit Palais - Musée d'Art Moderne, Geneva, Switzerland