Albert MARQUET (1875-1947)

This great master of landscapes in the pure French spirit, Albert Marquet was initially a timid and shortsighted child who was ridiculed by his comrades. His painting reflects his calm and fervent sensitivity.

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Selection of works by Albert Marquet currently available

Galerie de la Présidence, Albert Marquet, Venise, 1936
Albert Marquet
Venise
1936
Oil on canvas
50 x 61 cm

 

Albert MARQUET Quai de Paris Rouen 1912
Albert Marquet
Quai de Paris, Rouen
1912
Oil on canvas
64,9 x 81 cm

 

Albert Marquet Le port d’Alger vu des coteaux 1932 Watercolor 22 x 38 cm
Albert Marquet
Le port d’Alger vu des coteaux
1932
Watercolor
22 x 38 cm

 

Albert Marquet, Le port de Marseille, 1916, Oil on canvas, 27 x 35 cm
Albert Marquet
Le port de Marseille
1916
Oil on canvas
27 x 35 cm

 

Albert Marquet, Les Quais du port de l'Agha, Circa 1942-43, Oil on canvas, 38 x 55 cm
Albert Marquet
Les Quais du port de l’Agha
Circa 1942-43
Oil on canvas, 38 x 55 cm

 

Albert Marquet, La neige, Amsterdam, 1938, Oil on panel, 32,5 x 41 cm
Marquet
La neige, Amsterdam
1938
Oil on panel, 32,5 x 41 cm

 

Albert Marquet La Rade, Alger Oil on canvas 1939-40 15,7 x 21,7 cm
Marquet
La Rade, Alger
1939-40
Oil on canvas, 15,7 x 21,7 cm

 

Albert Marquet, Dessin à la plume de bambou
Marquet
Dessin à la plume de bambou
Circa 1900
Ink draw, 18,5 x 28,5 cm

 

Albert Marquet, 
 La plage au soleil couchant, Sidi-bou-Saïd
Marquet 

La plage au soleil couchant, Sidi-bou-Saïd
C.1923
Oil on canvas, 65 x 81 cm

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Marquet, great master of landscapes
and excellent painter of water

He met Matisse in 1890 in the Ecole des Arts Décos, then entered the Beaux-Arts in Gustave Moreau’s class. Matisse, Manguin and Camoin became faithful friends.

In 1905 Marquet exhibited at the famous Salon d’Automne with the Fauves.
That same year he began his series of the Quays of Paris, boldly brushed paintings with thick shadows using two or three violently contrasting or blurred colours and which are considered as the Fauve period of this artist.

Marquet life was punctuated by travel with a predilection for Northern Africa and in particular, Algiers, where he met his wife Marcelle Martinet in 1920.

Marquet’s art is all about exactitude and sobriety. His watercolours and canvasses are full of the strength of one who knows how to condense the essential and hide the superfluous. He had a sense of balance and the weight of things. He was an excellent painter of water in all it’s aspects –  rivers or ocean – and we are seized by the authenticity of his emotions.

Marquet knew how to find effect in his studies and we can say that all of Marquet’s studies were paintings and all his paintings kept the spontaneity of studies. Whether it was Vesuvius or the Bay of Naples, he had a fresh eye full of a large and natural modernity.

Marquet’s fame has continued to grow with time. He is today an undisputed Master of French painting.


Latest exhibitions

Marquet, a modern look

Galerie de la Présidence
From March 15th to May 31st 2016

Poster of the exhibition "Marquet un œil moderne", 2016 at Galerie de la Présidence

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Albert Marquet, painter of Time Pending

Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris 
From March 25th to August 21st 2016

A major monographic exhibition of over one hundred paintings and drawings.
This exhibition was also presented at the Pushkin Museum in Moscow

Galerie de la Présidence lend works to this exhibition.


Video by Paris Musées, on Dailymotion

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