Émile Guillaume ( - )

Émile Guillaume was born in Paris in 1900, although his ancestors were Breton, two of whom were mayors of Questembert.

In 1928, he spent his holidays with his grandmother in Le Pouliguen and decided to settle in La Baule. In association with the decorator Marcel Darroux, he was entrusted by Roger Bernheim with the atmosphere of the Hotel "Plage et Golf". Like Lenormant or Garin, Emile Guillaume painted regionalist frescoes: the fishermen of Pouliguen, the salt workers of Saillé, the fishmongers of Croisic...

His pictorial style is easily recognizable with his fishermen in yellow or red oilskins, hauling boats and collecting tuna.  Émile Guillaume was very inspired by the instantaneous style of Mathurin Méheut.

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