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Maximilien Luce Art

Maximilien Luce (FRANCE, 1858–1941)

Maximilien Luce was born in Paris in 1858. In 1876 he apprenticed in the shop of the engraver Eugène Froment (1844–1900), a qualified craftsman and graduate of the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs. There, Luce worked on numerous illustrations for French newspapers and foreign periodicals.


In 1877, Luce left Paris and went to London. When he returned to France in 1879 he was called for military service. It was during his military service that Luce met Charles Emile Carolus-Duran (1837–1917), the famous French painter and sculptor who was an instructor to countless artists. Luce entered Carolus-Duran’s studio, a move that not only provided him with meticulous training as a draftsman but also introduced him to the leading painters of the time. Luce met Camille Pissarro (1830–1903), with whom he became very good friends and who gave Luce much artistic advice. Along with Pissarro, Georges Seurat (1859–1891) and Paul Signac (1863–1935), Luce was one of the founders of the Neo-Impressionist School (i.e., the Pointillists).


Luce joined the Société des Indépendants in 1887 and consistently participated in the avant-garde group’s exhibitions. Though landscapes made up most of his oeuvre, Luce executed some marvelous paintings of people in the Pointillist style, and this social realist aspect differentiated him from many of his fellow Neo-Impressionists. For a period of time, Luce was a strict Pointillist. After 1920, however, Luce started to paint in a freer manner. He accepted the position of President of the Société des Artistes Indépendants in 1935, a role from which he would eventually resign as a statement against the society’s growing posture towards restricting Jewish artists from exhibiting.


Luce made a significant contribution to exporting Neo-Impressionism and maintained strong ties with the Belgian Pointillist Théo van Rysselberghe (1862–1926). An indefatigable artist, he left a sizable amount of work in various mediums and remains a very important figure in French Post-Impressionist art. Maximilien Luce died in 1941.


(Biography provided by Stern Pissarro Gallery)
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Printemps Saint-Ay de la Loire by Maximilien Luce - Impressionist landscape art
By Maximilien Luce
Located in London, GB
Le Repos sur les Bords de la Loire à Saint-Ay by MAXIMILIEN LUCE (1858-1941) Oil on canvas 64.8 x 50.5 cm (25 ½ x 19 ⅞ inches) Signed lower right, Luce Inscribed with title on rever...
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20th Century Impressionist Maximilien Luce Art

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Oil

Industrie-Charleroi - Impressionist Oil, Figures in Landscape by Maximilien Luce
By Maximilien Luce
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A wonderful oil on board by French impressionist painter Maximilien Luce, depicting labourers mining in Charleroi. Signed lower left. With many thanks to Mme. Denise Bazetoux for con...
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1890s Impressionist Maximilien Luce Art

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Oil, Board

Mevisto at La Scala Opera House, from "Les Maitres de l'Affiche"
By Maximilien Luce
Located in New York, NY
1898 color lithograph advertising the opera Mevisto, performed at the famous La Scala Opera House in Milan, by French artist Maximilien Luce from the series, Maîtres de l'Affiche. L...
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19th Century Modern Maximilien Luce Art

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Lithograph

Steamer at Sunset - Impressionist Oil, Boat in Seascape by Maximillien Luce
By Maximilien Luce
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A beautiful oil on board circa 1915 by French Impressionist painter Maximillien Luce depicting the silhouette of a steamer boat at sea as the sun sets. Signed with artist's cachet lo...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Maximilien Luce Art

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Oil, Board

Coins de Paris-Le Petit Betting - 19th Century Oil, Figures in Landscape- M Luce
By Maximilien Luce
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Oil on paper laid on canvas by French Impressionist painter Maximilien Luce. The work depicts figures betting at the old racetrack at Saint Ouen in the north east of Paris. Signed an...
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1890s Impressionist Maximilien Luce Art

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Canvas, Paper, Oil

"Woman Manicuring Her Nails," Original Lithograph signed by Maximilien Luce
By Maximilien Luce
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Woman Manicuring Her Nails" is an original lithograph by Maximilien Luce. The artist signed the piece lower right and it is numbered (#7). It features a woman seated in an interior ...
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Early 1900s Victorian Maximilien Luce Art

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Lithograph

Figures on Beach - Treport - 20th Century Oil, Coastal Landscape by M Luce
By Maximilien Luce
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A stunning oil on canvas by popular French artist, Maximilien Luce. A perfectly coloured and superb piece. Signed and dated 1931 lower right. Framed dimensions are 20 inches high by ...
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1930s Impressionist Maximilien Luce Art

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Canvas, Oil

Sa Majesté la Famine - Original Lithograph by Maximilien Luce - 1898
By Maximilien Luce
Located in Roma, IT
Sa Majesté la famine is a beautiful black and white lithograph realized in 1898 by the French artist, Maximilien Luce. Signed and dated on plate on lower right margin "Luce 1898". T...
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1890s Post-Impressionist Maximilien Luce Art

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Lithograph

Study for "Notre Dame" - 19th Century Oil, Boats & Figures on River by M Luce
By Maximilien Luce
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Oil on paper laid on canvas. Signed & dated 1899 lower right. This work is included in Tome II of the Catalogue Raisonne by Denise Bazetoux- Ref: 159 This work is a plein air stud...
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1890s Impressionist Maximilien Luce Art

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Canvas, Paper, Oil

La Vallèe Industrielle de la Sambre - 19th Century Oil, Landscape by M Luce
By Maximilien Luce
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Oil on board, circa 1898. Signed lower right and lower left. Included in Tome II of the Catalogue Raisonne of the painter by Denise Bazetoux - Ref 1095 Provenance: Comte Arnauld ...
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1890s Impressionist Maximilien Luce Art

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Oil, Board

Sur Les Berges - 19th Century Oil, Figures by the Canal by Maximilien Luce
By Maximilien Luce
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A charming oil on canvas by popular and notable French artist Maximilien Luce. A simply superb and outstanding piece. Signed and dated 1933 lower right. Framed dimensions are 26 inch...
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1930s Impressionist Maximilien Luce Art

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Canvas, Oil

Sur la Plage - Riva Bella - 19th Century Oil, Figures at Beach Landscape by Luce
By Maximilien Luce
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A beautiful and elegant depiction of people enjoying the beach on a hot summer's day by the popular artist Maximilien Luce. Oil on paper laid on panel circa 1919. Signed lower right....
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Maximilien Luce Art

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Paper, Oil, Panel, Laid Paper

The Seine - Paris - 19th Century Oil, Figures by the River Landscape by M Luce
By Maximilien Luce
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A delightful oil on panel circa 1910 by popular French artist Maximilien Luce. A wonderful piece depicting figures and the activities on the river Seine. Signed lower left. Framed di...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Maximilien Luce Art

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Oil, Panel

Guernes-19th Century Oil, Figures & Dog by River in Landscape by Maximilien Luce
By Maximilien Luce
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
"Guernes, la passerelle sur le bras de la Seine" A large oil on canvas by popular French artist Maximilien Luce. A completely magnificent and superb piece. Signed and dated 1924 rig...
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1920s Impressionist Maximilien Luce Art

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Canvas, Oil

Enfant Assis - Original Lithograph by Maximilien Luce - 1890s
By Maximilien Luce
Located in Roma, IT
Enfant Assis is a beautiful artist proof (autographie) on vélin realized by Maximilien Luce around 1895. Signed in pencil by the artist on the lower right margin and then titled and ...
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1890s Post-Impressionist Maximilien Luce Art

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Lithograph

Portrait of the sculptor Albert Marque
By Maximilien Luce
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A beautiful portrait of the sculpture Albert Marque (1872-1939) The work is included in Tome II of the Catalogue Raisonne by Denise Bazetoux (Ref: 747, p. 188) Albert Marque was a re...
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Early 1900s Impressionist Maximilien Luce Art

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Canvas, Oil

Bords de Seine - 19th Century Oil, Trees in Riverscape by Maximillien Luce
By Maximilien Luce
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Oil on canvas circa 1922. Signed lower right. Framed dimensions are 18 inches high by 28 inches wide. Authenticated by Madame Denise Bazetoux and included in Tome III of the Catalogu...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Maximilien Luce Art

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Canvas, Oil

Appareilleurs
By Maximilien Luce
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Oil on panel. Signed lower right. Maximilien Luce was a French Neo-Impressionist artist, known for his paintings, illustrations, and engravings. As a painter, Luce was initially inf...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Maximilien Luce Art

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Oil, Panel

Mevisto at La Scala Opera House, from "Les Maitres de l'Affiche"
By Maximilien Luce
Located in New York, NY
1898 color lithograph advertising the opera Mevisto, performed at the famous La Scala Opera House in Milan, by French artist Maximilien Luce from the series, Maîtres de l'Affiche. L...
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19th Century Modern Maximilien Luce Art

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Lithograph

Femme se coiffant (Eugènie Bouin)
By Maximilien Luce
Located in Roma, IT
Beautiful proof on china paper on vélin fort, signed in pencil by the artist. Edition of 100 prints. Dry stamp: L’Estampe originale (Lugt 819). Ref. Cat. I.F.F. n.12; Stein and Kars...
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1890s Post-Impressionist Maximilien Luce Art

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Lithograph

Le Depart - Man Gets off Horse
By Maximilien Luce
Located in Miami, FL
Le Depart Photo certificate from Denise Bazetoux confirms the authenticity of the work. Work is framed in an ornate girl reproduction frame Second supplement of the Catalogue Raison...
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1880s Post-Impressionist Maximilien Luce Art

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Oil

Paysage
By Maximilien Luce
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A captivating oil on canvas by popular and notable French artist Maximilien Luce depicting a beautifully painted landscape. Signed lower left. Maximilien Luce was a French Neo-Imp...
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Early 1900s Impressionist Maximilien Luce Art

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Canvas, Oil

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