André was born in Lyon and began his artistic career there as a designer for the silk industry. In 1889 he went to Paris and entered the Académie Julian. In 1894 he exhibited five works, and these were admired by Pierre-Auguste Renoir who became his friend and invited the younger artist to visit him at his home in the south of France. André’s art is a synthesis of styles recalling not only Renoir but also Pierre Bonnard and Édouard Vuillard. Beside many depictions of the aged Renoir, André also painted portraits of other artists in their studios including Claude Monet and Alfred Stevens. This impressive painting is thought to represent his fellow painter and friend, Eugène Antoine Durenne (1860–1944). He is shown in his cozy studio assiduously working away on a large nude.

Albert André
French, 1869–1954
The Painter’s Atelier (The Painter Durenne), c. 1890
Oil on panel
The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1949.459

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