Printemps, Léon (1871-1945)

Printemps, Léon (1871-1945)

Leon Printemps was a precocious talent that studied at the National School of Fine Arts under the tutelage of Gustave Moreau (1826-1898) - a major figure in the French ‘Symbolist movement’. During his time there, he worked alongside some fascinating artists such as Henri Matisse and Georges Rouault.

His work often displays a dreamlike quality, which captures the imagination through a haze of broad brushwork. And this piece is a good example of how he emphasises the general structure and atmosphere of a landscape rather than focus on the minutiae. By doing so, he communicates a mood - perhaps his own.

Nationality: French
Born: 1871
Died: 1945
Studied: Under Gustave Moreau (1826-1898)

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Léon Printemps, Forest Nocturne With Track

Léon Printemps, Forest Nocturne With Track
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