Edouard Doigneau ( - )

Édouard Doigneau

Initially destined for a military career, he entered the Ecole Polytechnique in 1885. He gave up in 1900 to devote himself to painting. He studied with Jules Lefebvre and Tony Robert Fleury at the Académie Julian in Paris. Then he went on the road, easel on his shoulder, to Fontainebleau, Brittany, the Camargue, the banks of the Loire, then to Spain and Africa. He returned frequently to Paris, however, where he had a studio and frequented the Salons. Édouard Doigneau was a member of the "Artistes Français" and a member of the "Aquarellistes et des Orientalistes". He won a gold medal at the 1906 Salon des Artistes Français.

An excellent draughtsman, he sketches in his notebooks and paints in watercolours picturesque scenes of Brittany, in particular the Bigouden region, as well as animal scenes. A regionalist painter of classical training, he does not want to belong to any school or to any style. His works in Africa, however, link him to the genre of orientalist painting. He is a man who loves colour. Doigneau gives an air of celebration and peace to most of his works.

He is in many museums: Arles, Nemours, Orleans, Pont-Aven, Rouen, Bangkok...

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