Paris-born Eugène Antoine Durenne (1860–1944) was a French post-impressionist artist who was strongly influenced by his fellow artists Pierre Bonnard and Édouard Vuillard. Some of the paintings for sale below have a catalogue number verso from the French art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, who was instrumental in promoting the early Impressionists. Below is a selection of Durenne paintings for sale.
Although Durenne did not start painting until his mid-30s, he did attend the Académie Julian art school in Paris from 1887 to 1888, where he met Bonnard and Vuillard. He then attended the Colarossi courses, where he met Albert André and Louis Valtat.
In 1894, Durenne exhibited with the Symbolists at the Galerie Le Barc de Boutteville and at the Eighth Impressionist Exhibition in Paris. He had works exhibited at the Salon d'Automne from 1903 to 1913, the Salon Terres Latines in 1964, and the Tavet museum in 1977. He also had solo exhibitions in 1978 at the city museum in Brest and in 1983 at the Pissarro museum.
Durenne's paintings are characterized by their use of bright colors and loose, painterly brushstrokes. He was particularly interested in depicting scenes of everyday life, such as interiors, landscapes, and still lifes. His work is often compared to that of Pierre Bonnard and Édouard Vuillard.
Durenne was a prolific artist who produced a large body of work during his lifetime. Parisian art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel was interested in Durenne's art and catalogued and photographed his collection.