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Maximilien Luce (1858–1941)





Born in Paris, Maximilien Luce was, with Seurat and Signac, one of the founders of the Neo-impressionist School, a movement based on the scientific study of light and the analysis of prismatic effect of colours. He was also a great friend of Camille Pissarro, Georges Seurat, Theo Van Rysselberghe and Louis Valtat.

For a number of years he was strictly pointillist, later adopting a looser technique. Landscapes and urban scenes depicting the world of the working class (builders, dockers, labourers) of this era occupy a predominant place in his work.

Museums: Genève - Mantes - Saint-Tropez Paris - Musée national d'Art Moderne - Musée d'Orsay

Bibliography: Benezit 1999 edition - G. Schurr - La Normandie vue par les Peintres - La Provence vue par les Peintres - Luce " Peindre la Condition Humaine"

Art Link International has acquired a major collection of oil paintings by Maximilien Luce. These museum-quality paintings have come to us directly from the estate of the artist, and the collection of the artist's son, Frederic Luce.

Each painting is accompanied by a photo certificate of authenticity by the top authority, the Wildenstein Institute, and each is to be included in the forthcoming supplement to the Catalogue Raisonné of the artist.