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ALBERT ANDRE (French / 1869-1954)

Albert André was born in Lyon (Rhône), but his family had a home in Laudun-L'Ardoise in the Gard, and André is essentially a Provencal artist. He began life as a designer in the textile industry, but soon moved to Paris to study under Bouguereau at the Académie Julian. Among his close student friends was the future Fauve, Louis Valtat. Albert André's first success came at the 1894 Salon des Indéndants, where his work impressed Pierre-Auguste Renoir, leading to a lasting friendship. As a result, Albert Andrè was taken up by the influential Galerie Durand-Ruel. André was also a prominent member of the Salon d'Automne, with which he exhibited from 1904-1944. In 1917 André became curator of the museum in Bagnols-sur-Cèze that now bears his name, the Musée Albert André, where he drew on his friendships with major Impressionist and post-Impressionist painters to create a significant collection of work by artists such as Monet, Renoir, Bonnard, Vuillard, Signac, Matisse, Marquet, and Valtat. There was a retrospective of the art of Albert André at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Besançon in 1964, and another of the Arthur Tooth Gallery in London the following year.

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Selected prints by ALBERT ANDRE

The bride's bouquet, 1945
Lithograph
The bride's bouquet, 1945
Lithograph

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