Biography: EUGENE GALIEN-LALOUE (1854-1941)

EUGENE GALIEN-LALOUE painting

1854
Eugène Galien-Laloue was born on 11 December in Montmartre, son of Charles Laloue and Endoxie Lambert, residing in Rue Léonie, which later became Rue des Trois-Frères, in the 18th arrondissement of Paris.

1855
Christening of Eugène Galien-Laloue in the parish of St-Pierre de Montmartre, on 11 January.

1869
Eugène Galien-Laloue is 15 years old; he is the eldest of his eight brothers.

1870
Death of his father Charles Laloue, when Eugène was 16 years old. He was obliged to stop studying and found a job working for a notary.

1871
Being one year older, the young Galien-Laloue could sign up as a volunteer in the war.

1874
Eugène Galien-Laloue was employed as a drawer by the French National Railways. He lived in Rue de Clignancourt, Paris, at that time.

1876
At the age of 22, he exhibited “The Flower Quay under the Snow” for the first time at the Museum of Rheims.

1877
First exhibition of two paintings at the “Salon des Artistes Français”, a prestigious institution set up to foster French art of that period. Eugène Galien-Laloue lived in Rue Ravignan, Paris, during this period.

1854
Eugène Galien-Laloue was born on 11 December in Montmartre, son of Charles Laloue and Endoxie Lambert, residing in Rue Léonie, which later became Rue des Trois-Frères, in the 18th arrondissement of Paris.

1855
Christening of Eugène Galien-Laloue in the parish of St-Pierre de Montmartre, on 11 January.

1869
Eugène Galien-Laloue is 15 years old; he is the eldest of his eight brothers.

GALIEN-LALOUE painting

1870
Death of his father Charles Laloue, when Eugène was 16 years old. He was obliged to stop studying and found a job working for a notary.

1871
Being one year older, the young Galien-Laloue could sign up as a volunteer in the war.

1874
Eugène Galien-Laloue was employed as a drawer by the French National Railways. He lived in Rue de Clignancourt, Paris, at that time.

1876
At the age of 22, he exhibited “The Flower Quay under the Snow” for the first time at the Museum of Rheims.

1877
First exhibition of two paintings at the “Salon des Artistes Français”, a prestigious institution set up to foster French art of that period. Eugène Galien-Laloue lived in Rue Ravignan, Paris, during this period.

1878
Exhibition of two paintings at the “Salon des Artistes Français”.

1879
Exhibition of two paintings at the “Salon des Artistes Français”.

1880
Exhibition of two paintings at the “Salon des Artistes Français”.

1882
Eugène Galien-Laloue exhibited in Rheims.
 
1886
Exhibition of two paintings at the “Salon des Artistes Français”. Eugène Galien-Laloue then resided in Rue Houdon in Paris.

1887
Death of his first wife Flore Bardin, who left a son named Fernand.

EUGENE GALIEN-LALOUE (1854-1941) French painter

1889
Eugène Galien-Laloue exhibited two paintings at the “Salon des Artistes Français”. He lived in Rue d’Orsel in Paris.

1892
Eugène Galien-Laloue remarried, to Ernestine Bardin, the sister of his first wife.

1893
Birth of his daughter Flore on 4 February.

1893
Eugène Galien-Laloue worked at the “Bateau Lavoir”, a place frequented by many painters. However, he did not become close to the other artists because of his solitary nature.

1904
Eugène Galien-Laloue returned to the “Salon des Artistes Français”, where he exhibited “Le Boulevard Bonne Nouvelle”.

1905
Exhibition of a work entitled “La Porte St-Denis” at the “Salon des Artistes Français”.

 

1906
Exhibition of a painting entitled “Place Pigalle” at the “Salon des Artistes Français”. Galien-Laloue had moved to Fontainebleau by this time.

1907
Exhibition of two paintings entitled “Eglise St-Médard” and “Boulevard Magenta” at the “Salon des Artistes Français”.
Exhibition in Angers.
Exhibition in St-Quentin.

1908
Exhibition of two paintings entitled “Boulevard de la Madeleine” and “Boulevard Bonne Nouvelle”, at the “Salon des Artistes Français”.
Exhibition in Angers.
Exhibition in Toulon.


1909
Exhibition of two paintings, “Place de la Bastille” and “Porte St-Martin” at the “Salon des Artistes Français”.
Exhibition in Angers.
Exhibition in St-Quentin.
Exhibition in Le Havre
Exhibition in Mans.

EUGENE GALIEN-LALOUE - views of Paris

1910
Exhibition of two paintings entitled “The Flower Quay” and “The Théâtre du Chatelet”, at the “Salon des Artistes Français”.
Exhibition entitled “Paris Moderne”.

1911
Exhibition of a painting entitled “Quai de l’Hôtel de Ville” at the “Salon des Artistes Français”.
Exhibition in Angers.
Exhibition in Roubaix.

1912
Exhibition in Dijon.
Exhibition in Orléans.
Exhibition in St-Quentin
Exhibition in Versailles.
Exhibition in Roubaix.
Exhibition in St-Etienne.
Exhibition in Bordeaux.

1913
Exhibition at the “Salon des Artistes Français”.
Exhibition in Monte Carlo.
Exhibition in Orléans.
Exhibition in Hautecoeur.
Exhibition in Nogent-sur-Marne.
Exhibition in Geneva.

1914
Exhibition of a painting entitled “Flower Market at La Madeleine” at the “Salon des Artistes Français”.
Exhibition in Versailles.
Exhibition in Puy.
Exhibition in Dijon.
Exhibition in St-Quentin.

1914
At the age of 60, Eugène Galien-Laloue, a volunteer during the War of 1870, was exempted from fighting in the 1914-1918 War that had just broke out.

1919
His daughter Flore got married and left the family home in Fontainebleau.
 
1925
Death of his second wife Ernestine Bardin.

1930
Third marriage of Eugène, to Claire Bardin, the sister of his first two wives.

1933
Death of his third wife Claire Bardin.

1935
Eugène Galien-Laloue, who was now alone, moved into the home of his daughter Flore. He lived apart from the world, paying attention exclusively to his painting.

1940
Second World War, on the exodus road to Bordeaux, Eugène Galien-Laloue broke an arm and was no longer able to paint.

1941
Eugène Galien-Laloue died on 18 April at the age of 87 in Chérence (Val d’Oise, in the west of the Parisian region) in the country house of his daughter. He was buried in this village.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

To find out more about the painter, it is advised to consult the Descriptive Catalogue written by Mr. Noé Willer, an expert on Eugène Galien-Laloue. This publication is unique because of its quality and volume, and is backed by a particularly rich documentation that sheds much light on the life of the artist.