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Ferdinand du Puigaudeau (1864-1930) French Impressionist Painter

Landscape Painting by French Impressionist Artist Ferdinand du PuigaudeauJuly 14th Fireworks at Bourg-de-Batz

Landscape Painting by French Impressionist Artist Ferdinand du PuigaudeauLandscape with Mill near the Salt Ponds 1902

Landscape Painting by French Impressionist Artist Ferdinand du PuigaudeauMoonlight over Kervaudu


Ferdinand Loyen du Puigaudeau is a painter with an identity and character all his own. Though his work bears similarities to the Realist, Impressionist, Symbolist, and Romantic movements, he remained outside the mainstream of these styles. His painting appears full of contradictions; bold and yet restrained, with a mixture of technical know how and naiveté. Representative of a stylistic approach almost unknown in France, his work is even comparable to that of the American Luminist painters of the same period. (Gauguin and the impressionists at Pont-Aven by Charles-Guy Le Paul, Judy Le Paul).

Ferdinand Loyen du Puigaudeau was born in Nantes. As a young boy he was close to his uncle Henri de Chateaubriant, who encouraged his artistic pursuits. Ferdinand's education was very traditional, he studied at various boarding schools from Paris to Nice. In 1882, the young man traveled to Italy, then to Tunisia.

Landscape Painting by French Impressionist Artist Ferdinand du PuigaudeauThe Fair at Pont-Aven 1895

In 1886, Puigaudeau went to Pont-Aven, village of Finistere, well known for all European painters, where he befriended Charles Laval and Gauguin. Their relationship is particularly close since 1887 when they planned together to go to Panama and Martinique. Puigaudeau, called Piccolo by Gauguin, couldn't join his friends, instead he had to join the army.
Three years later Puigaudeau visited Belgium and there met the artists James Ensor, Toorop, Vogels and the sculptor Constantin Meunier. In 1890, he presented his canvases for the first time at the Salon de la Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts. Through his father he made accquainted Paul Durand-Ruel, who exhibited his paintings with those of Henry Delavallée. Puigaudeau married Blanche Van Den Brouke in 1893 and they had a daughter Odette who would become an ethnologist, writer, journalist and feminist.

Landscape Painting by French Impressionist Artist Ferdinand du PuigaudeauKervaudu at Moonlight

In 1895 the family settled in Pont-Aven, Puigaudeau met Armand Seguin, the poet Ernest Dowson, American painters Childe Hassam and Harrison. In 1897 Degas purchased his "Fireworks" at Durand-Ruel, and since then they had enjoyed a long friendship. Three years later the family moved in Cagnes; despite the help of Durand-Ruel, Puigaudeau had to send his wife and daughter to Paris, so he could completely concentrate on his work.

Landscape Painting by French Impressionist Artist Ferdinand du PuigaudeauChinese Shadows, the Rabbit 1895

1900s are the most prosperous period for the artist.
In 1903, he held his first solo exhibition at the Galerie des Artistes Modernes, a small catalog is published for the occasion.
In 1904, the artist broke off his relationship with Durand-Ruel and left for Venice, where Puigaudeau painted more than 50 canvases on the subject.
On his return to Paris, the artist found himself in a critical financial situation. His family had to move to the village of Bourg de Batz in Atlantic Loire, their friends lent them an austere villa Fort Hikerik. The artist found a new merchant in Nantes and exhibited at various regional Fairs. In 1907, Puigaudeau leased the manor Kervaudu on very favorable terms and settled permanently in the peninsula where he lived till his death. Kervaudu became the meeting place of all the artist's friends of the artist - painters Emile Dezaunay Alexis de Broca and Jean-Emile Labourer, the writer Alphonse de Chateaubriant.

Landscape Painting by French Impressionist Artist Ferdinand du PuigaudeauGrande Briere Landscape 1924

Landscape Painting by French Impressionist Artist Ferdinand du PuigaudeauCarnival at Night 1895

Painting by French Impressionist Artist Ferdinand du PuigaudeauCarnival at Night in Croisic 1895

Painting by French Impressionist Artist Ferdinand du PuigaudeauCarousel at Night at the Fair 1895

Painting by French Impressionist Artist Ferdinand du PuigaudeauNighttime Procession at Saint-Pol-de-Leon 1897

Painting by French Impressionist Artist Ferdinand du PuigaudeauProcession at Nenvic

Painting by French Impressionist Artist Ferdinand du PuigaudeauBreton Girls with Chinese Lanterns 1896

Painting by French Impressionist Artist Ferdinand du PuigaudeauFiesta Nocturna in Saint-Pol-de-Léon

Painting by French Impressionist Artist Ferdinand du PuigaudeauFireworks over the Port

Painting by French Impressionist Artist Ferdinand du PuigaudeauBreton Village by the Sea c.1900

Painting by French Impressionist Artist Ferdinand du PuigaudeauThe Trellis by the River 1911

Painting by French Impressionist Artist Ferdinand du PuigaudeauKervaudu, View from the Marsh

Painting by French Impressionist Artist Ferdinand du PuigaudeauBreton Woman Seated under a Large Tree 1907

Landscape Paintings by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French Impressionist ArtistPont-Aven in the Moonlight

Landscape Paintings by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French Impressionist ArtistSoap Bubbles, 1895

Landscape Paintings by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French Impressionist ArtistReading

Landscape Paintings by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French Impressionist ArtistLandscape, Hills of Guerande 1915

Landscape Paintings by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French Impressionist ArtistThe Standing Stone

Landscape Paintings by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French Impressionist ArtistSailboats at Sea, Evening

Landscape Paintings by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French Impressionist ArtistSailboats at Sunset

Sunset in Briere, 1925

Landscape Paintings by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French Impressionist ArtistSunset by the Sea, Brittany 1924

Landscape Paintings by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French Impressionist ArtistThe Sun Setting

Landscape Paintings by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French Impressionist ArtistFarmyard 1907

Paintings by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French Impressionist ArtistFishermen by the Banks of the Loire

Landscape Paintings by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French Impressionist ArtistFlower Garden at Kervaudu 1928

Paintings by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French Impressionist ArtistLe Pouldu, Woman Breast Feeding on a Dune

Paintings by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French Impressionist ArtistBoating at Night in Briere 1924

Paintings by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French Impressionist ArtistThe Magic Lantern

The Return of the Fishing Fleet, Croisic 1916

Paintings by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French Impressionist ArtistThe Pond at Sunset

Paintings by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French Impressionist ArtistCart by the Path 1907

Paintings by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French Impressionist ArtistShrimp Fisherwoman 1891

Paintings by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French Impressionist ArtistVillage Plaza

Paintings by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French Impressionist ArtistThe Wayside Cross at Rochefort-en-Terre 894

Paintings by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French Impressionist ArtistWindmills near the Town of Batz

Paintings by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French Impressionist ArtistWindmill near Guerande

Paintings by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French Impressionist ArtistSunset at Bourg de Batz, Brittany

Impressionist Painting by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French ArtistBreton Landscape

Impressionist Painting by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French ArtistMoulin de la Mass, near Batz

Impressionist Painting by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French ArtistView of Venice at night

Impressionist Painting by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French ArtistView of Venice (Murano)

Impressionist Painting by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French ArtistSunset over La Briere c.1900

Impressionist Painting by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French ArtistSunset over Salt Marsh

Impressionist Painting by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French ArtistSunrise at Batz-sur-Mer

Impressionist Painting by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French ArtistTamarisk and Poppy Field, c. 1915-1925

Impressionist Painting by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French ArtistThe Bourg-de-Batz Church under the Moon

Impressionist Painting by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French ArtistGarden with White Rose Bush, 1916

Impressionist Painting by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French ArtistLandscape with a Cabin

Impressionist Painting by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French Artist14th of July in Brittany

Impressionist Painting by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French ArtistLandscape with Trees

Impressionist Painting by Ferdinand du Puigaudeau French ArtistLe Chemin Du Jardin De Kervadu

1 comment:

  1. Lots of great works. Thank you very much !

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