"View Of Paris By Joseph-victor Roux-champion - Enhanced Watercolor"
Joseph-Victor ROUX-CHAMPION (1871-1953)
View of Paris and the Seine River overlooking the Louis-Philippe Bridge and the Louis Aragon Square
Charcoal, watercolour and white gouache highlights
Signed lower left
Framed under glass
Format (drawing): 23.5 x 32 cm
Format (frame): 41.5 x 50.5 cm
Victor-Joseph Roux-Champion was an impressionist-inspired watercolourist, a multi-talented artist, a friend of Matisse, Rouault, Marquet and Renoir, and successfully experimented with a wide variety of techniques. Roux-Champion was a painter from the Haut-Marne, a pupil of Gustave Moreau. He had his first exhibition in Paris in 1897 and appeared at the Salon des Indépendants. A painter of flowers and fruits, he also painted many landscapes, but above all engraved or executed in watercolour, from the regions he arcouruled: Brittany, Normandy, Belgium, Provence and of course the French Riviera where he met Renoir. His way of painting has sometimes been likened to that of the Impressionists and the Nabis, whose influence he was influenced by. He also had an important activity as an engraver and ceramist. His works are preserved today in many provincial museums but also in the Musée d'art moderne de Paris and the Musée Carnavalet.