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Albert Lebourg

Impressionnism, Post-Impressionnism, School of Rouen

(Montfort-sur-Risle, 1849 - Rouen, 1928)

Albert Lebourg

Albert Lebourg was born on February 1, 1849 in Montfort-sur-Risle. After studying at the School of Fine Arts in Rouen, he taught drawing in Algiers from 1872 to 1877. During his stay, his palette lightened. On his return to Paris while attending the studio of Jean-Paul Laurens, he began to sell his paintings and participates in the municipal exhibition of Rouen in 1878. In 1879, then in 1880 he joined the clan and the Impressionists participated twice in exhibitions of the "Group of Independents."
Thereafter, it will deviate from this movement. Its very independent character made him follow his own path, more balanced, more "Norman" perhaps? He will also lead the head of the School of Rouen, Rouen branch of the Impressionist Movement.
Production develops and works multiply and sell. He exhibited for the first time only in 1896. A tireless traveler he paints Normandy, Auvergne, Holland, Switzerland, England.

But it is the water landscapes, especially the Seine, which seem to have a preference: the quays of Paris and the apse of Notre Dame, the ports of the Paris region, but also Rouen where he stayed several times and when he retires at the end of his life. Rouen, he went traveling the surroundings: Croisset, Dieppedalle, Oissel ... and La Bouille, he particularly likes and where he spent many summers.
In 1920, at the peak of his career, he suffered a stroke and became hemiplegic.
In 1923 an exhibition dedicated to him at the Galerie Georges Petit in Paris and Léonce Bénédite writing his biography.
Albert Lebourg died January 6, 1928 in Rouen, leaving behind a considerable output of nearly 3000 works! He is buried in the monumental cemetery of Rouen.
Once alone in 1896. A tireless traveler he paints Normandy, Auvergne, Holland, Switzerland, England.

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