Paris, view of the Quai d’Anjou from the Isle Saint Louis and Pont Marie , dated 1903
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated lower left
Size: 62 x 82cm
With frame: 86 x 105 cm
This painting bears witness to the painter’s best period: that of his twenties, when he met and worked with Claude Monet . In 1903, André Barbier moved to Paris and befriended the genius of Impressionism. He also frequents Albert Marquet, Maurice Denis, Georges D’Espagnat…
From then on, he attended all the fairs: he donated his paintings to show them at the Salon d’Automne and the Salon des Tuileries. His career is long, he exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants from 1903 to 1938. Subsequently, he shows his works in personal exhibitions at the Galerie Durand-Ruel.
He painted many landscapes of Paris and its close suburbs, Normandy, the Côte d’Azur and Italy. He is renowned for his generous, altruistic character. His open mind is passionate about music, astronomy and photography.
His technique proves his intimate understanding of the subtleties of Impressionism and his personal sensitivity to the endless play of light.
• Gérard Schurr, Pierre Cabane, Dictionary of the little masters of painting, 1820-1920 , t. II, Paris, Editions of the amateur, 1996
• In Paris: Musée d’Orsay, National Center for Plastic Arts and Municipal Contemporary Art Fund of the City of Paris
• In France: Bagnols-sur-Cèze museum, Orléans fine arts museum, Lisieux art and history museum, Alphonse-Georges Poulain museum in Vernon