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