The most important representatives of Néo-Impressionism are Seurat and Signac. Other representatives are Camille Pissarro (from 1886-90) and Schuffenecker. On this page you will find an overview of other important Neo-Impressionists. Some of them partly also painted in an impressionist painting style and / or in a symbolist style. Many didn’t strictly apply the principels of Pointilism and Divisionism, at least not all the time.
Ernest Laurent (1859-1929):
Shared an appartment with Seurat and Aman-Jean, all attended the studio of Henri Lehmann around 1878 (R297,p17/18). Travels in 1885 with Aman-Jean and Henri Martin in Italy. Received a 2nd class medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1889 and a 1st class in 1900. Wins the Grand Prix de Rome and stays for 4 years at the Villa Medici in Rome. Received a 2nd class medal at the Salon (SdAF) in 1895. Since 1919 member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts, professor at the École des Beaux-Arts and had his own studio.
Henri Martin (1860-1943):
Travels with Aman-Jean and Laurent in Italy (1885). Paints since 1889 in a more neo-impressionist style. Is also influenced by Symbolism. Received a 1st class medal at the Salon (SdAF) in 1883 and a medal of honour in 1907. He received a 1st class medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1889 and a Grand Prix in 1900. Exhibits at the Salon de la Rose+Croix (1892) and at the Expositions Société Nouvelle (1900-22). Becomes member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1917.
Sources: R298,p121; R297,p280; R300,p194; see links for info + pictures on the internet:
Émile René Ménard (1861-1930):
Admirer of the Barbizon painters. Attends the Academie Julian (1880). Exhibits at the Salon (SdAF) (1883 onwards), at the SNBA (member since 1891), the Société Internationale at Georges Petit (1892), the Libre Esthétique (1897) and at the Société Nouvelle (1900-22). Receives a 3rd class medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1889 and a 1st class medal in 1900. Is in 1923 co-founder of the Salon des Tuileries. Since 1926 Member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts.
Sources: R298,p131; R297,p316; see links for info + pictures on the internet:
Henri le Sidaner (1862-1939):
1884: attends the École des Beaux-Arts; is pupil of Cabanel. Influenced by the impressionist painting style. From 1894/96-1900 a Symbolist period. Works from his memory. Makes harmonic, melancholic visions of nature. Renders the mistery of every day life. Exhibits at the Salon (SdAF) (1887-1893), at the SNBA (1894 onwards), La Libre Esthétique (1898 + 1902), the Société Nouvelle (1900-22). Since 1930 member and since 1937 chairman of the Académie des Beaux-Aarts.
Sources: R297,p286; R298,p108;
Wubben (1975=R298); Yann Farinaux-Le Sidaner (2018=R297).
Citation: Please do not quote from this webpage, which is under construction. The information is incomplete and maybe partly incorrect.
Note: other artists will be added in the future.