"Oil On Wood Orientalist By Eugène Selmy"Oil on wood depicting men in a tent in a desert with palm trees
Eugène Benjamin Selmy born in Clermont Hérault May 7, 1874 died in 1945
Student of Bonnet, Léon Glaize and A Maignan. Associate of French Artists, since 1900 he appeared at the Salon of this group. Honorable mention in 1900, third class medal in 1902, Marie Bashkirtseff prize in 1902, travel grant in 1904, second class medal in 1906.
Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1919. Considered in the 2nd generation movement of Impressionism, he revisited the high places that Sisley frequented with among others the surroundings of Moret and the surroundings of the Loing The pictorial language of Eugène Selmy was always strongly enrolled in impressionism, but he also always showed his attachment to his first inspirers that were Corot, Daubigny and Alfred Sisley