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Eugene Galien-Laloue | Paris painting

French painter Eugène Galien-Laloue (1854-1941) was born in Paris on 1854.
He was a populariser of street scenes, usually painted in autumn or winter.
His paintings o f the early 1900s accurately represent the era in which he lived: a happy, bustling Paris, la Belle Époque, with horse-drawn carriages, trolley cars and its first omnibuses.
Galien-Laloue's works are valued not only for their contribution to 20th century art, but for the actual history, which they document.

His work can be seen at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Louvier; Musée des Beaux-Arts, La Rochelle; Mulhouse, France.
A typical Galien-Laloue painting depicts sidewalks and avenues crowded with people or tourists mingling before the capital's monuments.
He also painted the landscapes of Normandy and Seine-et-Marne, as well as military scenes he was commissioned to produce in 1914.
The Republic of France selected Galien-Laloue to work as a war artist, both during the Franco-Prussian War and World War I, chiefly in watercolor.