Paul Lacroix (1827-1869)
American School (active New York)
Signed (l.l.): P. Lacroix ’65
Oil on canvas, in a carved gilt frame
14 1/2″ x 20″
Condition: Excellent condition. Lined, one very minor are of in-painting.
Featuring sumptuous arrangements of fruit, vegetables, and flowers, Paul Lacroix’s canvases exude a vibrancy and richness that helped ignite and define the nineteenth century American appetite for still life paintings. Though little is known of Lacroix’s formal education, his mastery of composition and technique is clearly evident in this example and throughout his oeuvre.
Born and raised in France, Lacroix immigrated to the United States in the late 1840s and was active in New York City from 1858-1867 and in Hoboken, New Jersey from 1867 until his death in 1869. During these years, he exhibited at the National Academy of Design and Brooklyn Art Museum.
Item ID: WoA-CE-OC 370