Émile Gaudissard

French, 1872-1956 Biography

Emile Gaudissard was a sculptor and painter born in Algeria in 1872. He moved to Paris and became a member of the Societé des Artistes Francais in 1906.

Exhibiting in their yearly Paris Salons, he obtained an honorable mention in 1896, and again in 1900 at the famous Exposition Universelle. He also received a third class medal in 1904, as well as a paid travelling study that same year, and a second class medal in 1906.

He was an architect and textile decorator as well. He decorated the Theatre de la Danse in Algeria with statues and paintings both violent and tender. From 1892 to 1900, he sent works to the Paris Salon of Orientalist scenes, scenes of nomads and of oasis in the desert.

He primarily is known for painting Orientalist subject matter in a broad suggestive and decorative style, with a distinctive use of materials and palette.

A work characteristic of his style is in the Museum of Perpigan in France. As well, his works are exhibited in the Museum of Algeria.

Awards/Memberships:
Honorable mention, Societé des Artistes Francais, Paris, 1896
Honorable mention, Exposition Universelle, Paris, France, 1900
Third class medal, Salon of Paris, France, 1904
Second class medal, Societé des Artistes Francais, Paris, 1906
Societé des Artistes Francais, Paris

Exhibitions:
Societé des Artistes Francais, Paris, 1896
Exposition Universelle, Paris, France, 1900
Societé des Artistes Francais, Paris, 1904
Societé des Artistes Francais, Paris, 1906

Museums/Collections:
Museum of Perpigan, France
Museum of Algeria, France