c. 1905
An Elegant Beauty
c. 1905

Émile Schneider

Illkirch-Graffenstaden 1873 - 1947 L'Haÿ-les-Roses

Oil on canvas, 13.78 x 10.63 in. (27 x 35 cm). Signed upper left. Housed in a period style frame, size 20.78 x 17.72 in. (53 x 45 cm).

Provenance: Collection of Charles Beauverie (1839-1923), Pontoise, France

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The young woman with pinned-up hair is shown turned sideways, with his back to the viewer. The stole or dress is made of dark feathers and may suggest a society lady or even a show dancer. On the other hand possibly the lady is the artists future wife whom he married in 1906.


Émile Philippe Auguste SCHNEIDER , Illkirch-Graffenstaden 1873 - 1947 L'Hay¨-les-Roses (Val-de-Marne)

The artist grew up in from 1871 back to the German Empire belonging Alsace.
He attended the Art Crafts School in Strasbourg and then from 1892 -'99 the Munich Academy, where he was assigned to the studio by Nikolaos Gysis.

In Strasbourg Schneider founded the artists' group Saint-Nicolas. It emerged significant portraits of Alsatian personalities.

With portraits and landscape paintings he participated repeatedly in international exhibitions. In addition, he held a teaching position as professor at the Strasbourg craft school.


ARTSIT DICTIONARIES: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Braeuener Hélène (et al.), Les peintres et l'Alsace : autour de l'Impressionnisme, La Renaissance du Livre, Tournai, 2003


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