Maxime Maufra

Born in Nantes in 1861, Maxime Maufra will always remain attached to Brittany. He devoted himself exclusively to painting from 1890 onwards and stayed in Pont-Aven, where he met Gauguin, rubbed shoulders with Renoir, Puvis de Chavannes, Sisley and Pissarro. After having subscribed for a time to symbolist and synthetic doctrines, he moves closer to Impressionism while retaining a certain freedom of interpretation in the rendering of nature.

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His art could be summed up as a rendering of light and vibrant colours without omitting a sense of composition based on line. The subjects he tackles generally testify to his attachment to his native country through seaside landscapes such as in Le Bassin à flots du Port de Palais which obtained the record result of more than 56 000 € ttc.
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