Coastal View by Victor Charreton (French, 1864 - 1936)
Victor Charreton
French, 1864 - 1936

Coastal View

oil on artist board
15 x 18 inches (38.1 x 45.72 centimeters)
Framed: 22 1/2 x 26 inches (57.15 x 66.04 centimeters)

Signed and inscribed lower right: en souvenir respecteuse Victor Charreton

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Victor Charreton (French, 1864 - 1936)

Victor Charreton began his professional life as a lawyer, but ultimately was called to painting and became a masterful artist. He was part of the generation of artists who was exposed to the advances of Impressionism in their youth. He studied with Hareux and the landscape painter Japy, both of whom were early influences on the artist. He debuted at the Salon in 1894.

A pure landscape painter, Charreton painted scenes of the Auvergne, Brittany, Provence, as well as the Maghreb in think and vivid color. He received a silver medal from the Salon in 1913, and was thereafter asked to serve on the Salon Comité. He was a founding member of the Salon d’Automne in 1904 and also its Secretary, and was an officer of the Legion d’Honneur.

Selected Museum Collections:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL; Musée d’Orsay, Paris; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Chambéry; Musée Condé, Chantilly; Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon;

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