Schuffenecker Claude Emile

b. Fresne-Saint Marne, 1851 - d. Paris, 1934
In the history of art, Schuffenecker is better known as the admirer, confidant, and protector of Paul Gauguin than as a painter. Nonetheless, contrary to what might be expected, he was not a follower of Gauguin and the Pont-Aven school. He learned about Impressionism from Pissarro and then studied under Carolus-Durand and Paul Baudry. He was a friend of Georges Seurat and one of the founders of the Salon des Indépendants, where he made his debut in 1876.
Landscape with Lake and Red Trees
Landscape with Lake and Red Trees
oil on canvas