Eugene Galien-Laloue

laloue the master

Art Out The Wazoo

Galien_Laloue_Grand_Boulevard_largeEugene Galien-Laloue, Grand Boulevard (c. 1920s)

Galien-Laloue-place-de-la-Republique2Eugene Galien-Lalou, Place de la Republique (date unknown)

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Eugene Galien-Laloue (1854–1941) was born in Paris on December 11, 1854, the son of French and Italian parents.  He is best known for his brilliantly-rendered Paris street scenes in all seasons, but especially fall and winter.

His best known works are from the early 1900s in the French Belle Epoque period.   Galien-Laloue’s works are noteworthy not just for their contribution to art, but also for the actual history they portray: a happy, bustling Paris with horse-drawn carriages and sidewalk cafes.  Galien-Laloue was also fond of depicting monuments and occasionally the French countryside.  His works are in the collections of the Musee des Beaux-Arts, Louvier and Musee des Beaux Arts, LaRochelle.

Galien-Laloue was commissioned by the Republic of France to paint war scenes  both during the Franco-Prussian War and World War I…

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