Paul Madeline (1863-1920)

Paul Madeline was born in 1863 in Paris.  Studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris and was inspired by the impressionist painters, Monet and Pissarro.  Madeline founded ‘La Société Moderne’ collaborating with artists Raffaelli, Lebasque, Aman and Chabas.  Like much of his contemporaries, Madeline painted landscape subjects, favouring the regions of Brittany and La Creuse.  Madeline’s style shows a great influence of the impressionists, his works display a delicate use of colour, subtle brush strokes, beautifully balanced compositions and capture the landscape in its most pure and natural state.

Paul Madeline was a regular exhibitor at the Salon des Artistes Francais and the Salon de la Nationale des Beaux-Arts and became an elected member in 1899.  His works can be found in private collections worldwide and public collections including the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, Musée des Beaux-Arts Nice, Nantes and Limoges.