Albert André

(French, 1869-1954)

Albert André, a major French Post-Impressionist painter, first began his studies at the Academie Julian under the famous Academic painter William Bouguereau. In 1894, Andre exhibited five paintings at the avant-garde Salon des Indépendants, where he caught the attention of Renoir, who became a good friend and mentor to André. As curator of the Museum of Bagnois-sur-Cèze André was in charge of the museums collection of works by Bonnard, Vuillard, Matisse, Manet, and Lautrec. MUSEUM COLLECTIONS: Museum of Modern Art, Musée d’Orsay, The Phillips Collection, The Barnes Collection, Art Institute of Chicago, Galerie Rienzo, Musée Albert-André