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Georges Lemmen

1865-1916

Belgian Pointillist Painter and Engraver

His Style Was Influenced by the following Painters  - Theo Van Rysselberghe, Monet, Paul Signac, Georges Seurat , and Charles Angrand

Education: Sint Joost-ten-Noode


Artist Biography  and A Description of His Style

Artist Biography  and A Description of His Style

Georges Lemmen was born in Schaarbeek, nearby Brussels Belgium. As the son of an architect, his father encouraged his artistic leanings. His father enrolled him in the local art academy, but Georges quickly tired of the tedious instructors and soon school dropped out. His clever mind, intense and original art style, charmed collectors and critics alike. The confidence with which he related his thoughts, astonishing in their creativity, enthralled his fellow artists. Inspired by his friendship with Georges Seurat, Lemmen began experimenting with divisionism and adopted  a pointillist style. This unique style of painting is characterized by a methodical and scientific technique known as pointillism or divisionism. Pointillism painters juxtaposed small dots of pure color together to maximize luminosity. The dots appeared to intermingle and blend in the spectator's eye. During this period he created his greatest masterpieces. Lemmen’s striking paintings demonstrate his ability to capture the effects of sunlight on the composition. He created charming scenes of tranquility and harmony while emphasizing a sense of balance and clarity of outline.

Lemmen continued painting the pointillist style until mid 1895. After 1895, Lemmen discarded the Pointillism style and aligned himself with the Art Nouveau movement. Creating books, illustrations, posters, and paintings in this style.

  



The Principal Pointillist Painters

Georges Seurat  1859-1891

Camille Pissarro  1830-1903

 Henri Cross 1834-1917

Paul Signac French, 1863-1935

Maximilien Luce 1858-1941

Charles Angrand 1854-1926

Georges Lemmen 1865-1916

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