Rehs Galleries, Inc. is one of the world’s leading art galleries specializing in important 19th and 20th century works of art; with a particular focus on artists who exhibited at the Paris Salons and London’s Royal Academy between 1860 and 1920. This family gallery has had a long and noteworthy history. Begun in the late 1930’s, the gallery was the largest importer of 18th & 19th century paintings from Europe; bringing in close to 600 paintings a month. The firm was reputed to have bought out entire estates and large parts of auctions. Their style of purchasing was so grand that they were written up in The Bournemouth Times, Westbourne, England in November of 1958 when they purchased 60 paintings from one sale.
In the early 1960’s Joseph Rehs entered the business and continued with the then current mission of selling works on a strictly wholesale basis – supplying many of the art galleries throughout North America. By 1978 the gallery moved to a new location on the East Side of Manhattan and began to cater more to the design professional and private collector. Then in 1981 Howard Rehs entered the business. With his strong art historical background he and his father, have guided the gallery to its current position in the art world – one of the premier galleries specializing in important Academic and Realist works of art. As always the gallery prides itself on the quality and condition of the works it offers for sale.
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Julien Dupré (1851-1910) - Catalogue Raisonné
Daniel Ridgway Knight (1839-1924) - Catalogue Raisonné
Emile Munier (1840-1895) - Virtual Checklist: www.emilemunier.org
Louis Aston Knight (1873-1948) - Virtual Checklist: site under construction
Eugene Galien-LaloueBiography of the Artist
(1854 - 1941)
Place de la Republique
Gouache on paper
7 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches
Framed: 15 x 19 3/4 inches
(1854 - 1941)
Born in Paris on December 11, 1854 to Charles and Endoxie Laloue. Eugène was the oldest of 9 children and when his father died in 1870, he had to leave his studies and find a job. In 1871 he enlisted in the army and by 1874, after serving in the war, the French Railway hired him as an illustrator. He began painting views of Paris and it seems that he exhibited his first work at the Museum in Reims in 1876. By 1878 he was exhibiting at the Salon and became a frequent exhibitor through 1889, displaying both Paris street scenes and views in Normandy. In 1887 his wife, Flore Bardin, passed away and he and his son Fernand were on their own in Paris. By 1892 Eugène had met, and married, Ernestine Bardin; one year later the couple had a child – Flore Marie. By the turn of the century it appears that the family was living in Fontainebleau and in 1904 Eugène, once again, began exhibiting at the Paris Salon, along with exhibitions throughout the country, including: Toulon, Angers, St. Quentin, Roubaix, Dijon, Saint-Etienne, Monte Carlo, Nogent sur Marne and Bordeaux. His daughter, Flore was married in 1919 and in 1925 his second wife Ernestine passed away. After the death of his third wife, Eugène moved back to Paris to live with his daughter where he remained until the evacuation of Paris in 1940 when the family fled to Bordeaux. Eugène died the following year. It appears that the artist painted under numerous pseudonyms, including: Lievin, Galiany, and Dupuy. Eugène’s medium of choice was gouache and he painted numerous views of the changing skyline of Paris from the 1870’s until a year before his death. Books: Willer, Noe, Eugène Galien Laloue Catalogue Raisonné Volume I, 1999.