Created in 1992 by the Conseil Régional de Basse-Normandie and private partners, the “Painting in Normandy” Collection now hosts over 100 paintings and gathers famous and unknown painters around the representation of Normandy at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.

Henri le Sidaner, Viliers sur la mer dans le lointain, 1896
Robert-Antoine Pinchon, La Seine à Rouen au crépuscule, 1905
Edouard Vuillard, Le jardin à Amfreville, vers 1905-1907

For about 20 years, the “Painting in Normandy” association has filled up auction rooms and galleries with over 120 paintings made by French or foreign painters representing Normandy and its beaches, landscapes, still life, inhabitants. These famous or unknown painters were seduced by Normandy, its colours, its clouds, and produced extraordinary works during Impressionism and Fauvism.
The “Painting in Normandy” collection including paintings made by Renoir, Monet, Boudin, Géricault, Vuillard, Courbet, Corot, Dufy and many other painters has become the ambassador of the Norman regions, a real centre of excellence. This collection has been exhibited in France and abroad. In recent years, the collection has been hosted in Scandinavia, Copenhagen, Bergen and Helsinki, the Baltic States, Tallinn, Riga and Minsk. Tens of thousands of people were able to meet French culture through Norman paintings. These exhibitions held in magnificent museums showed the cultural strength of France.
In 2018, the "Painting in Normandy" collection was hosted at the Point de Vue in Deauville and completed by the Franciscaines collection to offer an exceptional exhibition.

Edouard Vuillard, Le jardin à Amfreville, vers 1905-1907

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