Famous Neo-Impressionist Pointillist Artists

Jun 4, 2023 | Blog, Neo-impressionist artists

“By the elimination of all muddy colors, by the exclusive use of the optical mixture of pure colors … and strict observation of the scientific theory of colors, the Neo-Impressionist ensured a maximum of luminosity, of color intensity, and of harmony …”
Paul Signac – Neo-Impressionist Pointillist Artist

 

Let’s get to know some of the famous neo-impressionist pointillist painters. Neo-Impressionism was first presented to the public in 1886 and continued through 1935. Although, by no means a fully comprehensive list, the artists showcased below are wonderful examples of those experimenting during the time of the neo-impressionists. Explore the links to learn more about neo-impressionist painters. Also visit POINTILLISM: Tiny Brushstrokes, Big Impact.

 

Albert Dubois-Pillet

Albert Dubois-Pillet
Albert Dubois-Pillet (28 October 1846 – 18 August 1890) was a French Neo-impressionist painter and a career army officer. He was instrumental in the founding of the Société des Artistes Indépendants, and was one of the first artists to embrace Pointillism.
  • Birthplace: France
  • Associated periods or movements: Neo-impressionism
  • Nationality: France
  • Art Forms: Painting

 

Camille Pissarro ( piss-AR-oh, French: [kamij pisaʁo]; 10 July 1830 – 13 November 1903) was a Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter born on the island of St Thomas (now in the US Virgin Islands, but then in the Danish West Indies). His importance resides in his contributions to both Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Pissarro studied from great forerunners, including Gustave Courbet and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. He later studied and worked alongside Georges Seurat and Paul Signac when he took on the Neo-Impressionist style at the age of 54. In 1873 he helped establish a collective society of fifteen aspiring artists, becoming the “pivotal” figure in holding the …more
  • Artworks: The Garden of the Tuileries on a Winter Afternoon, The Garden of the Tuileries on a Winter Afternoon, The Hermitage at Pontoise, The Tuileries Gardens, Afternoon
  • Birthplace: Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands
  • Associated periods or movements: Post-Impressionism, Impressionism, Neo-impressionist pointillist painter
  • Nationality: France, Denmark
  • Art Forms: Painting

 

Charles Angrand (19 April 1854 – 1 April 1926) was a French artist who gained renown for his Neo-Impressionist paintings and drawings. He was an important member of the Parisian avant-garde art scene in the late 1880s and early 1890s.
  • Artworks: Le Pont De Pierre, The Harvest, The Little Farm, Farmyard, Path in the Country
  • Birthplace: Criquetot-sur-Ouville, France
  • Associated periods or movements: Impressionism, Neo-impressionist Pointillist painter,
  • Nationality: France
  • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing

 

Georges-Pierre Seurat (UK: SUR-uh, US: sə-RAH, French: [ʒɔʁʒ pjɛʁ sœʁa]; 2 December 1859 – 29 March 1891) was a French post-Impressionist artist. He is best known for devising the painting techniques known as chromoluminarism and pointillism. While less famous than his paintings, his conté crayon drawings have also garnered a great deal of critical appreciation. Seurat’s artistic personality was compounded of qualities which are usually supposed to be opposed and incompatible: on the one hand, his extreme and delicate sensibility; on the other, a passion for logical abstraction and an almost mathematical precision of mind. His large-scale work, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La …more
  • Artworks: A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Can-Can, The Lighthouse at Honfleur, Gray weather, Grande Jatte
  • Birthplace: Paris, France
  • Associated periods or movements: Divisionism, Modern art, Post-Impressionism, Neo-impressionism, Pointillism
  • Nationality: France
  • Art Forms: Painting

 

Maximilien Luce

Maximilien Luce

Maximilien Luce (13 March 1858 – 6 February 1941) was a prolific French Neo-impressionist artist, known for his paintings, illustrations, engravings, and graphic art, and also for his anarchist activism. Starting as an engraver, he then concentrated on painting, first as an Impressionist, then as a Pointillist, and finally returning to Impressionism.
  • Artworks: Maison entourée d’arbres, Remorqueur sur la Seine à Bonnières, La fenaison a l’illi de France, Le Pont-Neuf, La Seine
  • Birthplace: Paris, France
  • Associated periods or movements: Neo-impressionist pointillist painter
  • Nationality: France
  • Art Forms: Painting

 

Paul Victor Jules Signac (French: [pɔl siɲak]; 11 November 1863 – 15 August 1935) was a French Neo-Impressionist painter who, working with Georges Seurat, helped develop the Pointillist style.
  • Artworks: Van Gogh’s House, The Papal Palace, Avignon, Setting Sun. Sardine Fishing. Adagio. Opus 221 from the series The Sea, The Boats
  • Birthplace: Paris, France
  • Associated periods or movements: Divisionism, Modern art, Post-Impressionism, Neo-impressionism, Pointillism
  • Nationality: France
  • Art Forms: Painting

 

 

*The information about neo-impressionist artists shared on this page was sourced from Ranker.com.
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