Gustave Loiseau

French, 1865-1935 Biography

Loiseau was born in Paris in 1865, where he grew up and studied at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs. When he was 25 he moved to Pont-Aven in Bretagne to work with Gauguin and other members of the Pont-Aven School. While he was at Pont-Aven, he met and became close with two other post-impressionists, Maxime Maufra and Emile Bernard. The time he spent with these artists led Loiseau to a stronger structure and freer brushstroke in his subsequent work.

He started to exhibit his paintings at the Paris Salon des Indépendants in 1893 and the Salon of La Nationale of1895.

Loiseau traveled considerably in France and became known for his landscapes of the River Seine, the cliffs of Dieppe and the areas around Dordogne valley.

La rivière le matin

Oil on canvas
29 x 35 ¼ inches
Signed lower left: G. Loiseau
Labeled and titled on reverse
Executed 1919

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity by Didier Imbert, dated 27 October 2014 (certificate no. C 764), and is to be included in the catalogue raisonné of the works of Gustave Loiseau, currently in preparation by Didier Imbert.

Private collection, New York City