Born. 25.11.1865 in Champigné
Died. 07.08.1937 in Le Cannet
French Artist, Impressionist
About the artist
Henri Lebasque, born in Champigné (Maine-et-Loire) on 25 September 1865. He started his education at the École régionale des beaux-arts d’Angers and moved to Paris in 1886.
He was heavily influenced by younger painters, especially Édouard Vuillard and Pierre Bonnard, founders of Les Nabis, a group of Intimist painters. Georges Seurat and Paul Signac showed him the importance of a colour theory particularly the use of complementary colours in shading.
Henri Matisse and Lebasque were the founding members of the Salon d’Automne in 1903 and later Lebasque exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants.
After spending time in the South of France, Lebasque’s paintings began to change with a new variation of colours being used in his work.
He died on 7 August 1937 at Le Cannet, Southern France.
Lebasque’s post-impressionist work is still popular and exhibited in many French museums.