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JEANNE SELMERSHEIM-DESGRANGE: NOTABLE SALES

Jeanne Selmersheim-Desgrange was a successful pointillist artist painting in the Neo-Impressionist style inspired by Paul Signac and Georges Seurat. Our London gallery has acquired and sold many notable paintings by Jeanne Selmersheim-Desgrange. We are always looking to acquire and buy more artworks by this artist.

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Jeanne Selmersheim-Desgrange is renowned for her relationship with Paul Signac. The pair met in Paris in the 1890s and Jeanne became his pupil and later his mistress. Through this relationship Selmersheim-Desgrange embraced the Neo-Impressionist pointillist style which Signac had developed alongside Georges Seurat.

 

Selmersheim-Desgrange’s direct talent as an artist may be seen in the distinctive compositions of her brilliant still lifes and landscapes. Her watercolours and oil paintings are executed with a delicate palette of pastel tones.

 

Selmersheim-Desgrange spent a great deal of time in the South of France, particularly around St. Tropez and Antibes, where Signac and Jeanne settled in 1913. The relaxed atmosphere, the intense light, the brilliant earthen colours, and azure seas all helped to form Selmersheim-Desgrange’s aesthetic. Life in the South of France was focused around the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, and Jeanne’s most spectacular works are those composed of view from a balcony looking onto the glistening Mediterranean beyond.

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