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Guillaumin, Jean Baptiste Armand (French)
1841 - 1927

A Cloudy Day, watercolor, signed l/r, 15" x 10" unframed.

About the Painting: Very good condition;.previous owner in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Painted on English watercolor board; purchased this painting from a gallery in Stockholm, Sweden. No provenance; signed Guillaumin in the style used by Jean Baptiste Armand Guillaumin, but in a palette and technique not normally associated with this artist. The painting is of high quality, however, and is representative of the French Impressionist school. It is priced accordingly.

About the Artist: French painter and lithographer. He grew up in Moulins, but at 16 he returned to Paris to find work. Despite the opposition of his working-class family, he prepared for an artistic career while he supported himself in municipal jobs. He started drawing classes and then enrolled in the Académie Suisse, where he met Cézanne and Camille Pissarro. Guillaumin began his career as an avant-garde artist by exhibiting with them at the Salon des Refusés in 1863. He was also active in the Manet circle at the Café Guerbois, from which Impressionism developed.

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