Henri Dreyfus-Lemaître (1859 - 1946)
Born in Amiens, Henri Dreyfus-Lemaître is associated with the post-impressionist movement. His workshop at Frépillon, bordering Auvers-sur-Oise, allowed him to exchange with the great masters of the City. Counting among his friends Émile Bernard, Émile Schuffeneker and Paul Gauguin during his period in Pont-Aven, he is a member of the Salon d'Automne and took part in the salon des indépendants.
His particular use of pointillism, a theory founded by Georges Seurat, reveals a perfect mastery of the juxtaposition of complementary colors, and makes him a painter unfairly little known. Close to the divisionist painters, notably Maximilien Luce or Lucien Pissarro, he is also very impregnated with Impressionist theories, and very often choosing naturalistic subjects, he tried to work on the outdoor motif.
The sale of his workshop floor comprising more than 90 works (oils on canvas, watercolors and drawings) was done by the Marc Labarbe auction house on March 29, 2016.