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Henri-Edmond Cross (1856 - 1910)
1880-1895

 

 

 

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1856 Born in Douai

1878 After training under Emile Auguste Carolus-Duran in Lille, enrolled at the Écoles Académiques de Dessin et d'Architecture in Lille to continue his studies under Alphonse-Victor Colas

1881 Moved to Paris

1883 Changed his name since it was too similar to that of Henri-Eugène Delacroix

1883 Travelled to the South of France and discovered his enthusiasm for landscape painting

1884 Met Seurat and Signac, who would soon establish the Neo-Impressionist movement.

1891 Painted his first picture in the pointillist-divisionist manner

1903 Trip to Venice, inspired him to work in watercolours and oils

1904 Met Matisse at Saint-Tropez, who was duly impressed and even influenced by Cross's work

1905 Solo show at Druet, which marked the acme of his success

1908 Trip to Italy

1910 Died in Saint-Clair

 

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