Marquet Albert. Biography and works of the painter

French painter Marquet albert managed to create his own expressive style of painting. His works were born out of politics, out of the events. However, the master's works are imbued with real emotions and feelings of the characters portrayed, whether it be a portrait or a city landscape.

Years of training

Marche albert was Born in 1875 at Bordeaux (France). When the boy was fifteen years old, he moved with his parents to Paris. Marche family was not wealthy, but in the capital, the mother was able to open a small business in trade.

In 1890, the future artist began studying at the School of decorative arts, and after graduation entered the School of fine arts. On the instruction of his teacher Gustave Moreau he spent a lot of time in the Louvre, copying the works of such famous artists as Claude Lorrain, Watteau, Poussin.
while studying the guy struck up friendships with Matisse, with whom they together will improve education in Paris Academy Ranson. Teacher Paul ceruse diligently invested in students the knowledge and skills. Like his teacher, albert the marches admired the work of Gauguin and Emile Bernard, but more favored the art of Corot.

Early work

In the late 1890s, almost all painting - portraits and landscapes created in the traditional style of the Impressionists. Familiarity with van Gogh and Cezanne had an impact on the performance of the young master of painting in tender, poetic shades.

several years Passed, and already Marquet, albert-the artist, the manner of performance of work which was more representative of the Fauvism. The works of the painter were clearly unusual presentation of light reflections and brightness of colours, characteristic of this style. This fascination with Fauvism long will affect the manner of execution of the paintings of Le Marche. The proof of this is his famous work “the Beach at Fecamp”, written in 1906. Together with other representatives of Fauvism, albert exhibited his paintings at the Autumn salon and the Salon of independents.

Paris in the works Marche

some time Later in the artist's works began to demonstrate traits that differ from the style of the fauves: the images look softer, used more muted colors. In February 1907 Marquet albert held his solo exhibition at the gallery, Drue. A large portion of the canvases exhibited by the master, represented the landscapes of Paris. Wanting to transform the lives of bright, festive colours, the artist in his work showed the beauty of the city, favorably is intertwined with the pleasures of nature.


Among the paintings that made the artist famous, most distinguished “the Sun over the trees”, “Promenade in green», «Paris. View of the Louvre”, “Fair in Le Havre”, “the Harbour in Menton” and others. In them the movement of people and harmony of nature are United in a common course of urban life. Water, sky, stone bridges and quays, the rooftops look on canvas masters is not so, as can be seen in the works of other artists. Albert Marche with its own uniqueness portrayed the enchanting views of Paris. They penetrated deep, sensual relationship of man to his city, the aching immediacy and extraordinary lyrical tone.

Travel and work

a Large importance in the life of Marche was occupied by traveling the world. He visited Germany, Romania, North Africa, Italy, Spain. Each city the artist perceived in certain colors. For example, the Paris he had seen in shades of grey, Algeria – in white, Naples – in blue, and the Hamburg – yellow.
After a stay in Naples painter began to create paintings, which depicted not just the sea, and like a perfect dream of the sea. Life in Algeria helped albert to show on their canvases all the beauty of the sun. Travel helped create such films as “the Port in Honfleur”, “Swan island. Herblay”, “Sidi Bou said”, “Palm”.


in Algeria, he met his future wife, albert Marquet, whose biography is closely connected with that country. In a happy marriage with Marcel Martin, the artist lived for 26 years.
marches were openly denounced fascism, therefore, during the Second world war, the spouses had to move from Paris to Algeria. Back in 1945, the home, the artist was already seriously ill. Several surgeries for a while helped him to feel better. All this time albert did not cast their works, continuing to work on new tracks.
Despite the care of his wife and a strong fight with the disease, 4 June 1947, the artist did not. He left, but left behind creations, full of life and very special light.