"Edouard Pail (1851-1916) "creuse Valley" School Of Crozant, Corbigny, Nièvre, Nevers"Pretty oil / cardboard by Edouard Pail in a series of three, this one represents a view of the Creuse, signed lower left + located on the back. format without frame 36x24cm. It is therefore a beautiful composition from the very end of the 19th or very beginning of the 20th, with an impressionist tendency by this excellent French painter attached to the Crozant School, originally from Nièvre. He treats his motif with delicate touches, using a very subtle palette often made of mauve, pink, yellow or tender green. At the beginning his painting will be more classic and more influenced by the masters of the 19th, it often represents scenes of animated campaigns of herds and shepherdesses on large formats, but over time Pail will be more and more influenced by the Impressionists, especially when he comes to the Creuse valley, his palette becomes clearer, his touch becomes free and he often processes extracts from landscapes taken on the motif on small formats. Obviously the subject of heather in bloom will remain his main motto. Édouard Pail is the son of a painter from Piedmont and a mother from his hometown of Corbigny (Nièvre). He is a pupil of the local painter and engraver Hippolyte Lavoignat, a friend of Camille Corot, and studies at the school of fine arts in Nevers. He exhibited two landscapes at the Paris Salon of 1870: Le Ruisseau de Varennes near Corbigny and Les Chaumes de Corbigny. In 1877, he became a professor at the school of fine arts in Nevers. Then he abandoned this position to join Paris in 1880. He then undertook trips to England, Egypt, Palestine and Algeria. He married in Algeria in 1886, before settling definitively in Paris, boulevard du Montparnasse, then passage Saulnier. He nevertheless returns to Corbigny regularly, where he likes to work during the summer. He exhibits each year at the Paris Salon works with rustic subjects such as Le Doyen de la plaine, Les Oies au matin, at Pâtis Poux in Corbigny or Le Ruisseau de Cropigny. In 1888, he was a member of the Salon des Artistes Français. He obtained a medal in 1893. In 1896, he was appointed Academy officer. In 1903, he became an officer of public education. At the Salon of 1912, he exhibited Le Soir at Mont Sabot and that of 1914, L'Étang aux bruyères1. His painting takes as main theme landscapes of Nivernais treated in the style of the school of Crozant to which he is attached. He practices outdoor painting. His favorite subjects are pastures and heather, backyards, shaded rivers, pink and misty panoramas. They are treated in clean tones and a palette dominated by greens and browns. This 1st box is in good condition, delivered in a small old golden baguette which has some gaps. guaranteed authentic.