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Albert Marche: short biography, list of paintings

Albert Marche: short biography, list of paintings

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This French artist is considered a recognized master of the landscape, although during his life he has created many works in other genres - portrait and "nude" - nudity. Despite the fact that these works are also distinguished by high skill and quality of execution, it is the landscapes of the master who “touch the soul” with their lyrical mood and prosaic objects. The artist’s paintings are artlessly simple and therefore unusually attractive in the eyes of the public.

A life

The future talented artist was born in a family absolutely far from art - his father was an employee on the railway. His birthday falls on March 27, 1875, the event took place in Bordeaux, France.

Albert's love of painting resulted in training in the class of Gustave Moreau, at the School of Fine Arts in Paris. The French capital in those days was the center of art, a melting pot of new trends and trends.

Initially, Marche joined the Fauvists, maintained friendly relations with Derain and Matisse, exhibited in 1905 and 1906. But pretty soon the “wild” experiments with color and shapes ceased to interest him, and he moved on to what he liked most - subtle color harmonies, the charms of wildlife. He paid a lot of attention to various natural conditions, depicting rain, fog, winter time with its strange, wavering gray veil in the air.

Since 1919, the artist lived in the small towns of the historical region of Ильle-de-France, lying around Paris. In search of nature, he made long journeys, and political convictions led him even to the Soviet Union, where he visited in 1934. The artist took an active life position, during the Second World War he participated in the Resistance movement, living in Algeria.

In the postwar period, the political faith of Marche made him a member of the Communist Party of France. Until the end of his life, he remained faithful to his convictions - both in public life and in art.

In 1947, the master died after serious surgery.


Albert Marche preferred to paint landscapes related to water - images of the Seine, seaside, coasts and harbors. Another great love of the artist is city streets, squares and squares. The fine methods of Marche can be called mean, even meager and simple, however, the paintings make a strong impression. One feels the hand of a real master, confident, able to reproduce reality, passing it through the prism of his soul.

The landscapes of Albert Marche usually do not depict any monumental objects. These are ordinary places, sections of city blocks, groups of trees, streets - everything that surrounds us every day, something that we mostly do not pay attention to.

Probably, we need the genius of Albert Marche to make us stop and appreciate the moment captured in the eternity of paintings and colors.

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