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Remember Henry Moret
I must confess, it was his last name that once first caught my attention: Moret, not Monet.
Henry Moret was in fact converted to impressionism from the moment he discovered Monet’s work. Later, working a lot on the Breton coast, he met Gauguin and the painters of the School of Pont-Aven, who clearly steered his work towards synthetism.
In the latter part of his career, Moret created his own style, a mixture of his Pont-Aven synthetism and impressionism.

Henry Moret died in Paris, on 5 May 1913 at the age of 57.

Henry Moret, Les chaumes en Guidel, 1891. Oil on canvas, 54,6 x 99,7 cm. Private collection
Henry Moret, Landes de Beuzec, Baie de Douarnenz, 1911. Oil on canvas, 60 x 73 cm. Private collection