Hippolyte Petitjean (1854 – 1929)
DESCRIPTION: Children Playing in Woods
MEDIUM: Oil painting
CONDITION: Very Good
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Hippolyte Petitjean (1854 – 1929) Born in Paris, France. Hippolyte was a French Post-Impressionist painter who practiced the technique of pointillism. In 1867 he started his studies at the Ecole de dessin in Mâcon. The town enjoyed his work and gave him a grant to study at the École des Beaux-Arts. He met George Seurat in Paris in 1884 and was influenced by him. By 1894, he was in the Neo-Impressionists group and adopted the pointillist technique, combining it with more feathery strokes. In 1910, he returned to his Neo-Impressionist roots and produced a series of watercolors and landscapes with people set in wide spaces.
He exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants in 1891. He also exhibited at Le Brac de Bouteville, in Brussels in 1893 and 1898, Berlin in 1898, Weimar in 1903, and Wiesbaden in 1921.
He passed away in 1929.