Albert DUBOIS-PILLET (1846-1890)

After having a number of his works rejected from the official Salons, Albert Dubois-Pillet became a founding member of the Société des Artistes Indépendants. As a close friend of Georges Seurat, he was one of the first artist to embrace the pointillist technique.

Félix Fénéon reviewed Dubois-Pillet’s work in the 1886 installment of the Société des Artistes Indépendants. “M. Dubois-Pillet presents ten paintings and we know a few others. His slightly blond vision gives the oil a powdery and velvety delicacy of pastel. A diffuse, amber, lucid clarity enlivens these landscapes with specious firmament colours, with the distant ones becoming immaterialised.”

Dubois-Pillet’s artistic career was unfortunately short-lived; Dubois-Pillet passed away during military service in his early forties and much of his output was destroyed in a reported five following a retrospective exhibition the subsequent year.

“Paysage à l’Ecluse” in one of the rare works that remain today and poignant example of early pointillism.


Work by Albert Dubois-Pillet currently available

Albert Dubois-Pillet, Paysage à l'écluse, 1886-1887, Oil on canvas
Albert Dubois-Pillet
Paysage à l’écluse
Oil on canvas
25 x 31 cm
Signed lower right


– Private collection, Europe
– Galerie Gianna Sistu, Paris
– Private collection, France
– Private collection, Europe


– Kochi, The Museum of Art, Utsunomiya, Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Kyoto, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art, “Georges Seurat et le Néo-impressionnisme: 1885 – 1905”, 2002, n°34


– « Albert Dubois-Pillet, Catalogue Raisonné », Patrick Offenstadt, Paris, 2017, pp. 55 & 205


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