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Edmond Charles Théodore Milcendeau, 1872-1919

Nationality: French
Date of Birth: 1872.07.18
Place of Birth: Soullans, Vendée
Date of Death: 1919.04.02
Place of Death: Soullans, Vendée


Edmond Charles Théodore Milcendeau was a genre, portrait and landscape painter and pastellist.


Milcendeau was a student in the atelier of Gustave Moreau, where he met Henri Matisse. His style was influenced by that of the Fauvists. He largely painted scenes in Vendée and Brittany. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français, obtaining a bronze medal in 1900.

From 1901-11 he exhibited with the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, a society which formed in 1898 with JW as its President. JW wrote to Francis Howard around this time, 'I like his work you know'. He considered Milcendeau's output to be 'very interesting and most artistic' (#10676).


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