Created in 1992 on the initiative of the Conseil Régional de Basse-Normandie and private partners, the "Painting in Normandy" collection now contains more than one hundred paintings and brings together in a unique way famous artists and lesser-known painters around the representation of Normandy at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.

Henri le Sidaner, Villiers on the sea in the distance, 1896
Robert-Antoine Pinchon, The Seine in Rouen at dusk, 1905
Edouard Vuillard, The Garden at Amfreville, ca. 1905-1907

For nearly twenty years, the association "Peindre en Normandie" has been scouring auction rooms and galleries to collect more than one hundred and twenty paintings by French and foreign artists who have painted Normandy, its beaches, its landscapes, its still lifes, its inhabitants. These painters, famous or unknown, were seduced by Normandy, its colors, its clouds, thus producing the most beautiful works at the time of impressionism and fauvism.
The collection "Painting in Normandy" with Renoir, Monet, Boudin, Géricault, Vuillard, Courbet, Corot, Dufy and so many others, has become the ambassador of the Normandy regions, a true pole of excellence. It has been exhibited in France and is also the messenger of France abroad. In recent years, the collection has been welcomed in the Scandinavian countries, in Copenhagen, Bergen and Helsinki, then in the Baltic countries, in Tallinn and Riga or in Minsk. Tens of thousands of people have thus been able to meet the French culture, the Norman painting. These exhibitions held in magnific museums allow France to show its cultural strength.
In 2018, the "Painting in Normandy" collection stops in Deauville completed by Les Franciscaines collection for an exceptional exhibition at Point de Vue.

Edouard Vuillard, The Garden at Amfreville, ca. 1905-1907

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