Om Henri Le Sidaner: 111 Paintings
Henri Le Sidaner was a French painter, mainly of landscapes. His paintings are vastly in the realist style but at the same time evocative and poetic, if combines a dreamy quality with a technical expertise and his full of atmosphere works, whether they be landscapes or still lifes, are indicative of his exclusive individual vision. Although the work of Henri Le Sidaner appears to be not influenced to the artistic changes taking place at the beginning of the twentieth century he was not totally unaffected by the development of Impressionism and neo-Impressionism. After painting figure subjects of orphans, the life and death of the poor, etc., turned c.1895 mainly to landscapes, often scenes at twilight, influenced by Monet but executed from memory and with an emphasis on melancholy and silence. He exhibited at the Salon, the Galeries Georges Petit in Paris and the Goupil Gallery in London, and settled in Gerberoy, was awarded First Prize at the 1925 Pittsburgh International.