Joseph Inguimberty was a French painter born in Marseille. In 1910, he entered the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Marseille, and in 1913, the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
During the 1920s he travelled in Europe and Belgium, mainly painting scenes of working life. In 1925 he was appointed as a teacher in Indochina, where he taught oil painting at the Hanoi Fine Arts School. Wonderstruck by the decoration of the temples there, he also learned the lacquer technique.
Inguimberty was an artist who loved to paint outdoors from life, like the Impressionists. His favourite themes were delta landscapes, paddy fields and Tonkinese women. In his compositions, the forms are simplified, and the colours are outlined and laid on flat with a brush, and sometimes a knife. The dominant shades are green and ochre.See more