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Letters, 1902-1925.

Author: Armand Guillaumin
Edition/Format:   Archival material : French
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The collection comprises 10 letters written by the painter Armand Guillaumin during the last twenty-five years of his life. His correspondents include Louis Vauxcelles, Camille Lefèvre, Georges Lecomte, Eugène Alluaud, Gustave Coquiot, and Mr. Benoit.
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Named Person: Eugène Druet; Armand Guillaumin; Eugène Alluaud; Gustave Coquiot; Georges Lecomte; Camille Lefèvre; Louis Vauxcelles
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Armand Guillaumin
OCLC Number: 78253793
Description: 10 items.

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The collection comprises 10 letters written by the painter Armand Guillaumin during the last twenty-five years of his life. His correspondents include Louis Vauxcelles, Camille Lefèvre, Georges Lecomte, Eugène Alluaud, Gustave Coquiot, and Mr. Benoit.

There is a thank you note to Louis Vauxcelles for a clipping (1902 March 12). In a letter to the sculptor Camille Lefevre the artist complains that he cannnot work. He is returning to Paris, and all his paintings have already gone to his dealers Blot, Bonnard, and most to Druet [who is organizing Guillaumins' exhibition at his gallery] (1907 Nov. 11). He writes to Georges Lecomte about the frequent changes in weather which hinder his work at Le Trayas (1913 March 23).

The start of WWI changes the artist's life and routine at Crozant. He informs his friend, Eugène Alluaud, that he must return to Paris because his wife wants to be at her post [at the Lycée Fénélon]. His elder son was mobilized. He can't work, since "il faut avoir l'esprit tranquille, le coeur content, et je n'ai rien de tout ça" (1914 Sep. 23). In 1916 Oct. 24 he sends a landscape from Crozant to a tombola. In 1918 he postpones Gustave Coquiot's visit because he has an appointment with a military commander trying to obtain a furlough for his son, a prisoner since 1916, who is back from "la Bochie" (n.d.).

The effects of the war, along with Guillaumin's old age, are obvious in his answer to a correspondent who wanted some information. He doesn't remember anything about the Independants, he says. "Je n'ai plus de mémoire depuis la guerre surtout" (1919 Sep. 30). In a note to Coquiot, the artist hopes that his photos were useful, and he wants to be notified when the book appears (1920 Sep. 30). In 1925 Jan. 3, a note to Mr. Benoit: "Je viens de terminer et vous expédie cette grande toile V̀ue des environs de Saardam ̀[Zaandam, Holland] qui vous avait tant plu." (An unfinished canvas of 1923 is generally considered his last work).

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