"An Oil On Canvas, Town Hall By Elisée Maclet"Oil on canvas, Town Hall by Elisée Maclet
Born April 12, 1881 in Lyons-en-Santerre (Somme). Died on August 23, 1962 in Paris. XXth century. French.
Painter of landscapes, urban landscapes.School of montmartre
It was an abbot, a Sunday painter, who taught him some rudiments of oil painting.
hecame to settle in Montmartre in 1906. The writers Colette, Francis Carco, other personalities, an American merchant, took an interest in him. Max Jacob then wrote about him. In 1933 he had to be interned and never fully recovered from his mental illness. He exhibited in Paris in 1960.
He was already painting the typical landscapes of the Butte: Lapin à Gill, Moulin de la Galette, Maison de Mimi Pinson before Utrillo also took them as themes. After the First World War, his views of Paris brought him rapid success, which his sensitivity there retained.
Around 1920, a rich amateur gave him the means for a long stay in the South, from where he brought back landscapes whose wonder at the Mediterranean nature that they translated sometimes evoked the name of Matisse.