Eugene Galien-Laloue

10 Dec

Galien_Laloue_Grand_Boulevard_largeEugene Galien-Laloue, Grand Boulevard (c. 1920s)

Galien-Laloue-place-de-la-Republique2Eugene Galien-Lalou, Place de la Republique (date unknown)

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Eugene Galien-Laloue (1854–1941) was born in Paris on December 11, 1854, the son of French and Italian parents.  He is best known for his brilliantly-rendered Paris street scenes in all seasons, but especially fall and winter.

His best known works are from the early 1900s in the French Belle Epoque period.   Galien-Laloue’s works are noteworthy not just for their contribution to art, but also for the actual history they portray: a happy, bustling Paris with horse-drawn carriages and sidewalk cafes.  Galien-Laloue was also fond of depicting monuments and occasionally the French countryside.  His works are in the collections of the Musee des Beaux-Arts, Louvier and Musee des Beaux Arts, LaRochelle.

Galien-Laloue was commissioned by the Republic of France to paint war scenes  both during the Franco-Prussian War and World War I.  One oddity associated with Galien-Laloue is that he often painted under pseudonyms, the result of an onerous exclusive gallery contract he’d signed and from which he sought relief.  His pseudonyms were various but included “L.Dupuy,” “Juliany,” “E.Galiany,” “Lievin,” “Cortes” and “Dumoutier.”

So much for the history — don’t you just love Galien-Laloue’s work?  His street scenes shine as if lit from within and you can practically feel the buzz on the street.  He’s a favorite of mine.

Galien-Laloue-feeding-the-chickensEugene Galien-Laloue, Feeding the Chickens (date unknown)

galien-laloue-paris5Eugene Galien-Laloue, Arc de Triomphe (c. 1920s)

Galien-Laloue-Pont-NeufEugene Galien-Laloue, Pont Neuf (c. 1920s)

galien-Laloue_porte_denisEugene Galien-Laloue, Porte St. Denis (c. 1920s)

galien-Laloue-Vue-de-Paris-AnimeeEugene Galien-Laloue, Vue de Paris Animee (date unknown)

Galien-Laloue-Animation-Pres-de-la-Porte-Saint-DenisEugene Galien-Laloue, Animation Pres de la Porte St. Denis (date unknown)

galien-laloue-marche-aux-fleurs-place-de-la-madeleineEugene Galien-Laloue, Marche aux Fleurs, Place de la Madeleine (c. 1920s)

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2 Responses to “Eugene Galien-Laloue”

  1. cganesh March 6, 2017 at 9:11 am #

    Reblogged this on panindiahindu and commented:
    laloue the master

    • bobbalouie March 12, 2017 at 12:04 am #

      Agree!

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