French painter. He was trained at the Académie de Peinture
et de Dessin in Rouen, where he won prizes. Although he failed to gain
entry to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Angrand began to win a
controversial local reputation for canvases in a loosely Impressionist
manner. In 1882 he secured a post as a schoolteacher at the Collège
Chaptal in Paris. With this security he was able to make contacts in
progressive artistic circles, and in 1884 he became a founder-member of
the Salon des Indépendants. His paintings of this period depict rural
interiors and kitchen gardens, combining the broken brushwork of Monet and
Camille Pissarro with the tonal structure of Bastien-Lepage (e.g. In
the Garden, 1884; priv. col.).
Couple in the Street
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