Arts Everyday Living: Have You Heard of This Artist?—Through the Eyes of An American in Paris

Fernand Lungren, In the Cafe, 1882-1884, oil on canvas, Charles H. and Mary F.S. Worcester Collection, Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois



In the Cafe, 1882-1884

Artist: Fernand Lungren (1857-1932)

Like Hannah Skeele, whose work of art we featured on Tuesday, Fernand Lungren has tended to be overlooked.  Also an American, Lungren resided in Paris for a few years, joining Degas, Renoir, Manet, and a multitude of other artists in interpreting the cosmopolitan environment of the City of Light. Yet, after living in New York and London, plus traveling extensively, Lungren would spend his later career in California, where he he became known for his dramatic landscapes of the West.

In the Cafe above is a striking painting, unique in its perspective, lighting and complexity. For an in-depth explanation, see: on the Art Institute of Chicago’s website.





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