Lot n° 150
3000 - 4000 EUR
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Alfredo MULLER (1869-1939)
The Seine near Vernonnet, circa 1899-1901
Oil on canvas, with a trace of signature in the lower left corner. (Restorations).
60 x 73 cm
We would like to thank Mrs. Hélène Koehl, president of the association Les Amis d'Alfredo Müller, who kindly confirmed the authenticity of this work.
Alfredo MÜLLER (1869-1939)
Alfredo Müller was born in Livorno in 1869 and died in Paris in 1939.
His painting follows the meanderings of his life, alternately Tuscan and Parisian.
After studying under the Florentine portraitist Michele Gordigiani, he attended Carolus-Duran's studio in France and discovered Impressionism and Monet's painting, before getting to know Pissarro, Cézanne and Renoir.
A painter but also a renowned engraver, he exhibited at Ambroise Vollard's, and later at Georges Thomas', Louis Libaude's and Paul Rosenberg's. The paintings he exhibited on his return to Tuscany in 1890 retained the Impressionist lesson and provoked a violent controversy, with the older generation opposing the introduction of this French art. In the same year, the Livorno bank crash led to the ruin of Alfredo Müller's father.
In 1895, the family emigrated to Paris. He lives mainly in Montmartre, rubbing shoulders with
Erik Satie, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Jules Depaquit, and discovers Japanese engraving. In 1914, the war broke out while he was exhibiting at the Second Roman Secession. He waited in Florence to return to France, but his stay was prolonged. He settled in Settignano and painted a lot. In 1932, he returned to Paris.
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