Cross: Madame Hector France

Henri Edmond Cross: Madame Hector France – 1891  Paris, Musée d’Orsay This portrait of his future wife was Cross’s first foray into painting in the Neo-Impressionist style. He had been a founding member of the Société des Artists Indépendants and […]

Cross: The Beach at Cabasson

Henri Edmond Cross: The Beach at Cabasson – 1892  Art Institute of Chicago In 1891 Cross moved from Paris to the Côte d’Azur. He suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and hoped that the warmer climes of the south would ameliorate his […]

Henri Edmond Cross

Henri Edmond Cross Henri Edmond Joseph Delacroix was born to a French father and a British-born mother in Douai, northern France. In 1865 the family moved to Lille and a year later, at the age of ten his talent was […]

Cross: The Evening Breeze

Henri Edmond Cross: The Evening Breeze (l’air du Soir) – 1894  Musée d’Orsay, Paris A company of women linger among trees which emerge from the sandy delta of a shallow stream. In the foreground two of the group lie on […]