(b. 1846, Saint-Lô, d. 1890, Paris)

Chalands sur la Seine

Oil on canvas, 46 x 33 cm
Private collection

His friendship with Seurat and Signac led Dubois-Pillet to embrace a Neo-Impressionist style of painting. He adopted a pointillism more instinctive than the controlled, precise approach of Seurat. Whilst he sought a means of demonstrating radical colourist theories, Dubois-Pillet saw pointillism as a novel way to portray the effects of light and build form.