LOISEAU, Gustave
(b. 1865, Paris, 1935, Paris)

Banks of the Seine

1902
Oil on canvas, 65 x 82 cm
Private collection

Loiseau was a self-taught painter who experimented with pointillism around 1884. He sojourned in Pont-Aven, and then, on his many travels, painted landscapes, mainly featuring rivers and the coast. He was dubbed "the historian of the Seine" because he was adept at what Impressionism was best suited to: recording and celebrating shifting conditions of light and the changes made in the landscape by human hand.