This image is one of over 108,000 from the AMICA Library (formerly The Art Museum Image Consortium Library- The AMICO Library), a growing online collection of high-quality, digital art images from over 20 museums around the world.
www.davidrumsey.com/amica offers subscriptions to this collection, the finest art image database available on the internet. EVERY image has full curatorial text and can be studied in depth by zooming into the smallest details from within the Image Workspace.
- Cultures and time periods represented
range from contemporary art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works.
- Types of works include paintings, drawings,
watercolors, sculptures, costumes, jewelry, furniture, prints, photographs,
textiles, decorative art, books and manuscripts.
Gain access to this incredible resource through either a
monthly or a yearly subscription and search the entire collection from
your desktop, compare multiple images side by side and zoom into the minute
details of the images. Visit www.davidrumsey.com/amica
for more information on the collection, click on the link below the
revolving thumbnail to the right, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Creator Name: Guillaumin, Jean Baptiste Armand
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1841 - 1927
Biography: Armand Guillaumin grew up in a working-class family and spent much of his childhood in Moulins. In 1857 he was sent to Paris to become a clerk in his uncle's lingerie shop. He quickly entered a municipal art school and three years later, hoping to find more time to pursue his interest in art, left his uncle's shop and took a position at the Paris-Orléans railway. His free time was still limited, however, and although he made studies of the workers and the landscape around the railway area, he continued to paint mainly on Sundays. In 1861 he enrolled at the Académie Suisse, where he met Cézanne (q.v.) and Pissarro (q.v.), with whom he would later develop a solid friendship. He also came under the influence of Courbet (q.v.), using a dark palette to create strong outlines and thick impasto. Guillaumin exhibited at the Salon des Refusés in 1863 and in many of the impressionist exhibitions. He could not live just by his painting and in 1868, after two years of unemployment, joined the Ponts et Chaussées (Department of Bridges and Roads) of the city of Paris, soon working nights. He painted with Pissarro in Pontoise and with Cézanne at the home of Dr. Paul Gachet in Auvers. During the late 1880s Guillaumin's work became more subjective, and he began to use color more expressively, anticipating the Fauves. He became a friend of van Gogh (q.v.), and some of his works were sold by Theo van Gogh. In 1886 he married Marie-Josephine Gareton, a professor at a women's school, who supported him financially. After winning the state lottery in 1891, he was able to concentrate completely on his painting, traveling between Agay, Crozant, and Saint-Palais-sur-Mer throughout the year and even making a trip to Holland in 1903-4.
Creator Birth Place: Paris, 16 February 1841
Creator Death Place: Paris, 26 June 1927
Creator Name-CRT: Armand Guillaumin
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1872
Creation End Date: 1874
Creation Date: c.1872-1874
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on fabric
Dimensions: Unframed: 45.4cm x 37.5cm
Inscriptions: Signed lower right: Guillaum[in]
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1980.266
Credit Line: Bequest of Noah L. Butkin
Provenance: Tadamasa Hayashi collection, Paris. New York, American Art Galleries sale, Tadamasa Hayashi collection, 8-9 January 1913 (lot 126, repr.), Portrait d'homme, Ernest Le Véel, Paris. Versailles sale, 11, 13 June 1968 (lot 100), Autoportrait, 38 x 46 cm [reversed], signed lower right. Robert Laurent, Ogunquit, Maine. New York sale, 16 December 1970 (lot 11, repr.), Autoportrait, $2,100. Mr. and Mrs. Noah L. Butkin, Cleveland. Given to the CMA on 19 December 1980.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1980.266
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
AMICA PUBLIC RIGHTS: a) Access to the materials is granted for personal and non-commercial use. b) A full educational license for non-commercial use is available from Cartography Associates at www.davidrumsey.com/amica/institution_subscribe.html c) Licensed users may continue their examination of additional materials provided by Cartography Associates, and d) commercial rights are available from the rights holder.
Copyright © 2007 Cartography Associates.
All rights reserved.