Léo Gausson French, 1860-1944


Having begun his artistic career as a wood sculptor, Gausson later studied graphics at the Atelier Eugène Froment and illustrated his friends’ poetry before moving on to painting as a medium. Gausson was a poet himself. At the Atelier, he befriended Luce and Cavallo-Peduzzzi, who would each have a significant influence on his style. Gausson also drew from the work of Pissarro, Signac, Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Bernard in his paintings. Stylistically, he began as a Neo-Impressionist, and later moved toward Synthetism around 1890. He exhibited at the Paris Salon for the first time in 1886, and would exhibit at the Salon des Indépendants from 1887-1900. In 1892, along with Luce, Pissarro, and Toulouse-Lautrec, he exhibited at the Groupe des Vingt exhibition in Brussels. He has been included in important 20th-century Post-Impressionist exhibitions, including one at the Guggenheim in 1968, one at the Musée Maximilien Luce in 1978, and one at the Musée Camille Pissarro in 1985.

Museums and Public Collections

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Petit Palais, Geneva

Indianapolis Museum of Art

Musée Gatien-Bonnet, Lagny-sur-Marne

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

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