Maximilien Luce

Maximilien Luce


Nationality: French

Trained as a printmaker and draftsman, Paris-born Maximilien Luce is best known for his contribution to early 20th-century Pointillism, or Neo-Impressionism. During the 1920s, in his mid-career, Luce began frequenting the picturesque Île-de-France countryside west of Paris for rural subjects, and as he increasingly worked en plein air near towns like Rolleboise and Guernes, he developed a more spontaneous, painterly style. Luce's heightened emphasis on line and patterning also hearkens back to his early days as an engraver-illustrator. Many of his canvases, with their vibrant palettes and simplified compositions, speak to the beauty and honesty of the rural working-class life that Luce championed.

Museums showcasing some of Luce's finest works include the Musée d'Orsay, Paris; National Gallery of Norway, Oslo; Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, the Netherlands; Petit Palais Museum, Geneva; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; and National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


Maximilien Luce Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Maximilien Luce (French, 1858-1941) Baignade dans la Cure, 1909 Oil on canvas 25-3/4 x 32 inches (65.4 x 81.3 cm) Si
Maximilien Luce (French, 1858-1941)Baignade dans la Cure, 1909Oil on canvas25-3/4 x 32 inches (65.4 x 81.3 cm)Si...
Lot 66023
Auction 5229
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Maximilien Luce (French, 1858-1941) Honfleur, remorqueur à quai, 1929 Oil on canvas 20-1/8 x 25-5/8 inches (51 x...
Maximilien Luce (French, 1858-1941)Honfleur, remorqueur à quai, 1929Oil on canvas20-1/8 x 25-5/8 inches (51 x 65 c...
Lot 68019
Auction 5259
Friday, June 24, 2016
MAXIMILIEN LUCE (French, 1858-1941) Sandrecourt, le chemin au bord de la rivière, 1936 Oil on canvas 36-1/4 x 28-...
MAXIMILIEN LUCE (French, 1858-1941)Sandrecourt, le chemin au bord de la rivière, 1936Oil on canvas36-1/4 x 28-3/4 ...
Lot 69005
Auction 5195
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Maximilien Luce (French, 1858-1941) Le bain du bébé Oil on cardboard 7-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches (19.1 x 26.7 cm...
Maximilien Luce (French, 1858-1941)Le bain du bébéOil on cardboard7-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches (19.1 x 26.7 cm)Signed l...
Lot 69008
Auction 5333
Friday, December 8, 2017
Maximilien Luce (French, 1858-1941) Pastoral Landscape Oil on paper 8-1/8 x 11-3/4 inches (20.6 x 29.8 cm) (sheet) S
Maximilien Luce (French, 1858-1941)Pastoral LandscapeOil on paper8-1/8 x 11-3/4 inches (20.6 x 29.8 cm) (sheet)S...
Lot 66116
Auction 5314
Sunday, March 19, 2017

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