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LUCIEN MAINSSIEUX (French / 1885-1958)

Lucien Mainssieux was born in Voiron (Isère). He studied under Jules Flandrin and Jean-Paul Laurens at the Académie Julian. He exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants and the Salon d'Automne. Lucien Mainssieux was a friend of the great printmaker Dunoyer de Segonzac, who influenced his style. But especially in the North African scenes he loved, the art of Mainssieux is very reminiscent of that of Henri Matisse, with whom he was often compared. As well as etchings and lithographs, we have all Lucien Mainssieux's ink drawings for his suite of etchings for La Nuit de Fès. Lucien Mainssieux was a also a violinist, and the music and drama critic of the revue Le Crapouillot. There is a Musée Mainssieux in Voiron. See: Experton & Roussier, Lucien Mainssieux, 1985; Experton & Chatillon, Femmes: Jean Puy, Lucien Mainssieux, 1990.

See also:

ANDRÉ DIGNIMONT
ANDRÉ ALBERT MARIE DUNOYER DE SEGONZAC
HENRI MATISSE

Selected prints by LUCIEN MAINSSIEUX

Veiled woman in Fes, 1930
Drawing
Intimité, 1950
Etching
Medina, 1950
Etching/aquatint

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