HENRI BAPTISTE LEBASQUE
Henri Lebasque was a Post-Impressionist artist, known as the ‘painter of joy and light.’ Lebasque is admired for the intimacy of his subject matter and his unique delight in colour and form. He was acclaimed for his individuality, his delicate sense of light and his personal charm.
Along with Henri Matisse, Lebasque was one of the founders of the Salon d'Automne. In 1912, the Salon d’Automne hosted the debut exhibition of the Fauvists’ whose painterly qualities and use of bright colours profoundly inspired Lebasque. Though the flatness of form and colour took on a subtler effect in Lebasque's work than in the works of other Fauvist artists, he was championed by critics for the intimacy of his themes and the joy in his forms and palette.