A pupil of Camille Flers and Léon Coignet, Alexandre Segé (1818-1885) went to Italy like most of the painters of his time. As a landscaper, he works in Île-de-France on the banks of the Oise, in Normandy in the country of Caux, in Corsica and in Pas-de-Calais. He also traveled to Switzerland. He exhibited at the Salon from 1844, he obtained a 2nd class medal in 1873, the Legion of Honor in 1874 and a 3rd class medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1878. He benefited from several State purchases. . Portrait painter and history painter, he soon devoted himself entirely to landscape. He discovered Brittany in 1838 and remained faithful to it, returning to paint there throughout his life. He began to exhibit landscapes of Brittany in 1844. He stayed mainly in the region of Erquy and Cap Fréhel where he found his friend Henri Saintin. On the motif, he made sketches and sketches in oil to paint his Salon paintings in the studio.