Paul CHAIGNEAU 1879/1938 - Shepherd and his flock
Signed: lower left
Period: French School XIX
Theme : Landscape
Technique: Oil on canvas
Size: With 73 x 64 cm - Without frame 55 x 46 cm
Frame: Wood and gilded stucco 19th
Technique used / Oil on canvas
Dimensions : 73 x 64 cm
Framing : 19th century gilded wood and stucco
Number of copies : 1
The Artist : Paul CHAIGNEAU
CHAIGNEAU Paul 1879/1938
French School - Barbizon School -
Influence: Jean-Francois Millet, Jules Breton, Jean-Ferdinand Chaigneau
Paul Chaigneau born in 1879 in Barbizon and died in 1938, in Paris.
Son of Ferdinand Chaigneau (1830-1906), a painter of Bordeaux origin, he was born in Barbizon (who was at that time a hamlet of the commune of Chailly-en-Bière) in the paternal house known as La fold. He was trained by his father and painted, in the same register, pastoral scenes, sunsets and shepherds guarding sheep.
Like his father, whose direct influence he experiences, he paints shepherds and their flocks in the plains of northern France. Influenced by the peasant figures emblematic of the work of Millet and Jules Breton , Chaigneau often painted his flocks at the end of the day, grazing under the glowing sunrises and sunsets. His works are often confused with those of his father Jean Ferdinand Chaigneau. He remains faithful to Barbizon's spirit throughout his life.
In 1927, he was appointed curator of the first Barbizon Museum, created in the studio of Theodore Rousseau, with his friend Marcel Jacque , the son of Charles Jacque . Works by artists such as Jean-François Millet, Théodore Rousseau, Narcisse Diaz de la Pena, Charles Jacque, Ferdinand Chaigneau, Alexandre Cabanel and Auguste Rodin are listed.
About his father Louis Ferdinand Chaigneau, he was a pupil of JP Alaux, Picot, Jules Coignet and Raymond Brascassat . Trained by his friend the painter Charles Jacque , he retired to Barbizon and both make the glory of Barbizon.
Museum of Fine Arts of Rennes: Barbizon, Twilight