Ferdinand du Puigaudeau was a French Impressionist painter known for his colourful depictions of country fairs, fireworks, and sunsets. Merging elements of Symbolism and Neo-Impressionism with traditional Impressionism, Du Puidgaudeau’s paintings contributed a unique aesthetic voice to the movement. Born on April 4, 1864 in Nantes, France, he was largely self-taught before arriving at the famous artist colony of Pont-Aven in 1886, where he met Paul Gauguin. Through the dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, one of Du Puigaudeau’s paintings was purchased by Edgar Degas, who would become one of his closest friends. During the early 1900s, the artist travelled to Venice where he produced a number of important canvases depicting the iconic sights of the city.
DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 50.8 x 61.0 cm/20.0 x 24.0 ins
SIGNATURE: Signed lower right
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas