Joseph Bulfield ( - )

Joseph Bulfield was born in Lancaster in 1866. He appears to have worked as a young man in stained glass manufacture in his native region. He left this job and went to Paris in 1886 where he became a student at the Académie Julian in the Lefebve and Boulanger workshops.

In the early 1890s he came to Brittany and married a French woman and resided in Concarneau in 1893. He became an important member of the Concarneau artistic community while maintaining a pied-à-terre in Paris. The majority of Bulfield's paintings are market scenes with many characters wearing Concarneau costume, painted in quick brushstrokes in the impressionist manner. They are praised in an article on the Concarneau art colony published by "The Studio" in London in 1905.

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