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Artist: Le Sidaner, Henri 1 of 1
Small Village: Gerberoy, 1937

Henri Le Sidaner
French, 1862-1939
Oil on canvas
49-3/8 x 59 in. (125.4 x 149.9 cm)
Norton Simon Art Foundation, Gift of Mr. Norton Simon
© Norton Simon Art Foundation

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Although Henri Le Sidaner was studying painting under the staunchly academic Alexander Cabanel by the age of twenty, he soon abandoned the tight rigidity of his master’s technique for the loose expressions of the contemporary Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. Well-traveled in Europe and even America, Le Sidaner finally settled in the small village of Gerberoy in 1900. It is in this picturesque medieval town where the artist found the subject for many of his most charming landscapes. This vision of the village enveloped in lavender hues punctuated by the occasional sparkle of warm yellow brilliantly captures the poetic shifts of light in the gloaming.

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Artist: Le Sidaner, Henri 1 of 1