French, 1876 – 1920
Leon Joubert was a landscape painter born in Quimper, a village in Brittany. He painted various locales in the picturesque region of Brittany as well as the tranquil surroundings of Paris. Cormon and the landscape painter Leon Pelouse were his teachers.
The charming village depicted in this painting is Vetheuil. Typical of the numerous little villages bordering the Seine River outside of Paris, Vetheuil was chosen by Monet as the subject of a famous series of paintings.
Joubert became a member of the Société des Artistes Francais in 1883 and exhibited at the Paris Salon of this group, receiving an honorable mention in 1884, a third class medal and a bronze medal in 1889 ,
and a bronze medal at the 1890 Exposition Universelle.
Leon Joubert is represented at the Museum in Montpellier with L’Embouchoure de l’Arquenon, the Museum in Montreal with Environs de Rochefort and Chateaubriand a Saint Malo, and the Museum in Saint Brieuc with Automne a Clairfontaine.