ALBERT ANDRE (French, 1869-1954)

Albert Andre, a renowned Post-Impressionist, was born in Lyon on May 24, 1869.  He initially worked in the textile industry designing patterns for silk fabrics.  In 1889 Andre traveled to Paris and joined the Julian Academy where he studied under William Bouguereau.  He exhibited for the first time in 1894 at the Salon des Independants where Auguste Renoir saw his work and befriended him.  Renoir introduced Andre to Durand-Ruel who was successful in selling Andre’s work primarily abroad to American collectors.  From this positive debut, Andre continued to participate in the avant-garde exhibits, most especially the Salon d’Automne from 1904 to 1944.  Like many painters of his generation who followed the Impressionists, Andre was not influenced by a single technique, but by a combination of many.

Musem Collections Include:

Musee national d’Art Moderne, Paris; Musee d’Orsay, Paris; Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; The Art Institute of Chicago, IL