Reacting against the Impressionists’ concern for naturalistic depiction of light and colour, Marius Hubert-Robert spoils us with his illustrative embrace of the colourful.
Born in Paris in 1885, Marius is the great-great nephew of the celebrated landscape painter Hubert Robert (1733 – 1808). His artistic lineage also includes his grand father, Aphonse Robert, the private painter of Louis Philippe I, who was the King of the French from 1830 to 1848, the last king and penultimate monarch of France.
Earlier still, is Marius’s great-grandather, Jean-Francois Robert who was Professor of painting at the Grand Duchy of Tuscany during the Napoleonic Era.
Marius Hubert-Robert mounted notable exhibitions at the Salon des Indépendants in 1929, at the Société des Artistes Français, at the Société Nouvelle des Beaux Arts, and at the Salon d'Hiver.