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Charles Angrand (1854-1926) French Impressionist, Pointillist painter & anarchist illustrator. Born April 19, 1854, in Normandy. Died April 1, 1926.

Angrand painting, Couple In Street, 1887


A teacher before devoting himself to painting. In 1884, Angrand joined the Society of Independent Artists in Paris, & was close with the other libertarian painters like Seurat, Cross, Luce & Signac.

Although moving to Normandy, Charles Angrand takes part in the illustration of Jean Grave's "Les temps nouveaux" (begun in 1895), as well as helping with financing, by offering his works in lotteries of the time.

Charles Angrand designed a famous black cat.

Angrand died in Rouen on April 1, 1926.

Seurat, The Circus


  • The figure in the first row of seats, in Seurat's The Circus with a silk hat & a peak of hair visible under it, is the painter Charles Angrand, a friend of Seurat's.

  • A Pointillist landscape by Charles Angrand who could be charming, but was not the second Seurat he would have liked to be, went far above its estimate as it ended up at 485,500.

    ---Souren Melikian, "International Herald Tribune," 1998

  • Welsh-Ovcharov, Bogomila. The Early work of Charles Angrand & His Contact with Vincent van Gogh. Utrecht-Den Haag: Editions Victorine, 1971. Cloth covered wraps. 63pp; 32 illustrations; essays, appendices.



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