William Malherbe American, 1884-1951


William Malherbe was known as a painter of genre scenes and still lifes, as well as occasional landscapes, especially during his sojourn in the United States. Born in Selis (Oise), he became a disciple of Renoir and Bonnard. In the course of his career, Malherbe created a synthesis of the two artists in his work combining the energetic brushstrokes of Renoir with the color freedom of Bonnard.


The Museum of Modern Art in Paris conserved a painting by the artist entitled La Lecture. Malherbe was first recognized as a major artist by the distinguished art critic and poet, G. Kahn.

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