Flowers - Still Life
Eugene Henri Cauchois was born in the city of Rouen on the 14th of February 1850. He received his artistic training under the master painters Ferdinand Duboc and Alexandre Cabanel. His soft, colorful and lustrous still‑lives reflect a strong influence from the great Impressionist artists of his time. Similar to the Impressionists, Cauchois' canvases are painted layer upon layer with loose and fluid brush strokes.
Cauchois exhibited frequently at the Paris Salon and the at the Sociétaire des Artistes Français, receiving several awards at the exhibitions including a third place medal in 1898, a bronze medal in 1900, and a 2nd place medal in 1904. Towards the end of the Nineteenth century he painted several large-scale decorative panels. These works were rendered with a hefty stroke, brilliant naturalism and vibrant color combinations. Cauchois received several commissions for these larger works and was commissioned by the School of the 7th district to paint four decorative panels representing the flowers of the four seasons. He continued to paint until his death in Paris on the 11th of October 1911.