"Pinchinats in Aix-en-Provence"
Framed oil on panel, framed dimensions: 26.5X 36;
Signed lower right and dedicated on the back.
Provenance: private collection
Nice landscape of one who was a friend of Cézanne.
signed lower right and dedicated on the back.
Student of Joseph Villevieille at the Ecole d'Aix, familiar with Café Beaufort with Joseph Ravaisou, Achille Emperaire, Louis Leydet, Louise Germain etc.
He left canvases as dazzlingly colorful as the landscapes of Ravaisou but in a more Monticellian material.
Founder of the Friends of the Arts of Aix en Provence.
Niollon maintains excellent relations with all the artists of the city of Aix and was one of the few friends of Paul Cézanne; If he did not follow his technical examples, he nonetheless took his defense on many occasions and perpetuated the memory of the master in his own city.
He attended the school of drawing and obtained in 1865, the first year, a first prize by following the courses of Joseph Villevieille. His talents would have enabled him to obtain a scholarship from the city of Aix-en-Provence to go and perfect his skills in Paris, but he preferred to stay in Provence. In 1874, he married Marie Alexis and became a nougat maker like his father-in-law. He retired from business in 1894 and devoted himself exclusively to painting. He exhibited Le Chaudron at the Salon of French Artists in 1882.
In 1895, Barthélemy Niollon participated in the creation of the Society of Friends of the Arts of Aix, which was dissolved in 1909, and in a new creation of this society in 1919. He exhibited at the Audin gallery in Aix-en-Provence and , towards the end of his life, he was the dean of the commission of the Museum of Fine Arts in Aix-en-Provence.
Barthélemy Niollon was named Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by decree of April 10, 1925.
He died of a fall from the roof of his studio, at no. 36 rue du Quatre-Septembre in Aix-en-Provence.
Aix-en-Provence, Granet museum:
The Montagne Sainte-Victoire seen from Saint-Marc-Jaumegarde;
Still life: jar, cauldron, glass and spoon on a table;
Stream in a wood.
Musée d'Orsay: Landscape, surroundings of Aix-en-Provence, landscape of the region of Aix-en-Provence
Louvre museum, graphic arts department: Path passing between an embankment crowned with a tree and a house.