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Lucien GENIN 1894/1953 - Paris Mouffetard - Paris School of the twentieth

Name : Paris Quartier Mouffetard
Period : XXe century
School : French
State : Very good condition
Matter : Watercolour on paper
Sizes : 26 cm hors cadre (l) x 20 cm hors cadre (h) x (p)
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Paris, Mouffetard watercolor signed Lucien Genin 1894/1953 - School of Paris, Montmartre Painter

Lucien Genin 1894/1953

born November 9, 1894 in Rouen and died August 26, 1953 in Paris, was a French painter of Montmartre and Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

The son of a plasterer and a seamstress, Lucien Genin born November 9, 1894 in the district of Croix-de-Pierre in Rouen. Refurbished in 1914, he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Rouen. His teachers were Alfonso and Albert Guilloux. In the same workshop were Alfred and Michel Dunet Fréchon, two future names of the School of Rouen.

Lucien Genin is talented and the most happily gifted students are offered admission to a school in Paris. He left Rouen and falls to the "art deco", rue de l'Ecole de Medecine. He studied sculpture evening, architectural composition and mathematics but soon prefer, schoolgirls rigors, the merry company of his new friends at Hotel du Poirier where it is installed. One of them, Elisha Maclet, divorcing, took refuge in autumn 1919. Arrived in Montmartre in 1912, after a galley of small businesses, Maclet last saw her painting. He will quickly learn all the young Norman ropes.

Lucien Genin has twenty-five years and settled for good in Montmartre. He left the hotel to fix the Boat wash-house. He shares his youth with Ginette, a young girl lost encountered there. Lucien Genin work for Léon Mathot and Henri Bureau and binding friendship with Frank Will painters, Gen Paul Emile Boyer, Marcel Leprin ... and Max Jacob and Dorival.

More than Painter Paris, Genin Painter is the Parisians, the consuming passion that stirs all his characters from the big city. He paints in the streets of Montmartre, dining in the evening Place du Tertre, singing the Lapin Agile, car on the boulevards, onlookers surrounding weightlifters and street performers; he follows the banks of the Marne to the first rays of the sun and in the South of France this summer. It is in turn at Nogent-sur-Marne, Marseille and Cassis, Cannes and Villefranche-sur-Mer. It is in Douarnenez in 1929 Pierre Colle company, Giovanni Leonardi and Max Jacob. He painted the port Rosmeur the day of the feast of blue lines and exposes his painting to the Salon d'Automne of 1930. Ten Years intelligent painting, composed, colorful, sensitive, clever, sensitive, humorous and comical. But also the end of the Roaring Twenties and the global crisis ... A painting by Lucien Genin obtained in 1932 the price of the Art Institute of Chicago.

In 1936, Ginette goes, Lucien leaves Montmartre to Saint-Germain-des-Prés, her "room painting" is at 16 rue Jacques-Callot and Bernard gallery, the new merchant, installed last year to 8 in the same street. In 1940, he took refuge a few months in Marseilles. In 1941, the City of Paris buys a gouache and 1944 Rene Fauchois present its exposure to the Bernard gallery. We read in Le Journal des Arts that "his gouaches are swiftly removed with a je ne sais quoi of light, of improvised mix of fantasy and safety ..." From the real Genin, if not, in these times, it is now noted that the artist has something obsolete.

But his art always please. Genin lives and sells gouaches in the neighborhood, or at Cailac in Barreiro, from Anacreon, Leo Larguier and Maurice Rheims possess.

In 1947, he went one last time to Cassis and exposes his return to Bernard gallery. He never left the neighborhood of Fine Arts. He painted up there in his room on his easel dreamed landscapes placed under the window, where Robert Doisneau the visit a few weeks before his death.

Lucien Genin will be immortalized as it was in 1953 in the streets of Wine Robert Giraud and Robert Doisneau, published in 1955, without a word about the artist he was. Lucien Genin died August 26, 1953, the day before he entered the hospital Cochin. Gangrenous leg amputated, he did not survive the operation. With Ginette, his body was not buried in the mass grave. His tomb is still in the cemetery at Thiais.

Many museums preserve his works.


Signed lower right Lucien Genin
Artprice coast to € 15,000
Period: 20th French School - School of Paris
Subject: Paris a place Mouffetard - called localized left
Technique: Watercolor on watercolor paper - Good.
Format: with frame 47 x 42 cm - Unframed 26 x 20 cm - 10.2 x 7.9 inches.
Setting: the time frame of the table.

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