Fleet Gallery

Fleet Gallery

20th Century British Art


French Fete



34 x 15 cm (approx. 5.9 x 13.4 inches)

20th century

French Artist 1881-1962 Emile Elisee Maclet a son of a gardener who lived in Lyons-en Santerre in Picardy. As his family were poor he worked as an assistant to his father. But eventually moved to Montmartre ...

Elisée Maclet Biography:

  • 1881 Born, “Jules-Emile-Elisée MACLET” in Lyons-en Santerre, (Lyon) Picardy, France
  • 1892 “discovered” sketching in a Picardy field by artist Puvis de Chavannes
  • 1906 Set-up studio in Montmartre and became friends with the writer, Collette.
  • 1907 - 1908 decorated floats for evening shows at the Moulin Rouge in Montmartre.
  • 1909 Chef on a ship from Marseilles to Indochina
  • 1912 Returned to Paris
  • 1914 Served as a medical attendant in a temporary hospital run by the Little Sisters of the Poor, when the war broke out
  • 1918 - 1919 painted seascapes in Dieppe, in a house loaned by Francis Carco
  • 1919 Returned to Montmartre
  • 1920 Exhibited by art dealers Dosbourg and Hugo Perlsall
  • 1923 - 1928 moved to Arles, the South of France, subsidized by Austrian patron, Baron von Fray
  • 1928 Moved to the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean
  • 1929 - 1930 Lived and worked in Brittany, North-west France
  • 1930 Returned to Picardy, France
  • 1933 Institutionalized for several months
  • 1935 Returned to Paris and resumed his painting career
  • 1945 “Around the Moulin” (solo exhibition), Paris
  • 1957 Retrospective exhibition, Paris