Edmund Louyot (1861-1920)
Impressionist Landscape with Stream
Oil on Canvas laid down, Signed and Retaining an Exhibition Pamphlet from a 1920 exhibit.
Painting: 21" x 26.5"
Frame: 26.5" x 22.5"
Louyot was born in La Lobe in the Lorraine region of northern France. He was the second son of a prominent family in the town of Arry where his father was the mayor. In 1871, that region of the Moselle was annexed by the German Empire but as with most of the residents of that area, the Louyot family decided to remain in their town.
At an early age Louyot exhibited a talent for art that was to lead him to his fame. He obtained a scholarship to the Kunstakademie in Dusseldorf and then attended classes at the School of Fine Arts in Munich as did many of his generation of artists. He exhibited frequently in Berlin, Munich, Dresden, and Vienna which allowed him to continue to earn his living as an artist.
A talented colorist, he developed his skills through numerous studies in Holland, in Haarlem, Volenduam, Katwyck, as well as the Mediterranean seashore of Italy. Louyot was painter of genre scenes and landscapes in which he displayed his ability for capturing light effects on the water and in the mountains as well as snow in the woods. He was also noted for his paintings of soldiers and cavaliers in costumes of the 17th century
Returning to his native home after the armistice of WWI, Louyot planned to spend the rest of his life painting the landscapes of Lorraine. Unfortunately, Louyot had fallen ill in 1915 during WWI and eventually succumbed to his illness in January of 1920.
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