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Louis Hayet: Pointillist painter, close friend of Camille and Lucien Pissarro
His pointillist paintings are of excellent quality. From 1887, he made small sizes where the neo-impressionist key is swirling and dynamic. His works show a sense of abstraction and closer to the evolution of Van Gogh (Christophe Duvivier, Director of the Museum at Pontoise). (http://www.louishayet.com/us/home-louishayet)
Louis Hayet was a French Post-Impressionist painter and pointillist, born in Pontoise August 29, 1864 and died in Cormeilles-Parisis, near Pontoise, 27 December 1940.
His parents, Calixte Hayet and Leontine Dufour, were very poor. At school, he was shy and reserved, but was considered intelligent and gifted.
His predisposition for painting appeared when twelve years old. From 1877 to 1884, he traveled the road with his father, peddler.
A childhood friend of Lucien Pissarro, Hayet had the opportunity to show his work to Pissarro in 1883. With Pissarro, father and son Lucien, as well as with Seurat, he maintained a close friendship.
In early May 1886, Lucien Pissarro and Hayet visited the workshop to see Seurat's "An afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte". This visit, one or two weeks before the eighth and last Impressionist exhibition, was decisive.
...In 1890, however, he returned to a more traditional way and Paul Signac removed any mention of Louis Hayet in the second edition of "From Eugène Delacroix to Neo-Impressionism" (the manifesto of pointillism).
After the disappearance of Seurat, Louis Hayet was isolated but participated between 1894 and 1897 in eight exhibitions at Le Barc de Boutteville.
He spent the rest of his career in scientific research on the pigment or color, without ceasing to paint, of course.
A college in the town of Cormeilles-Parisis, near Pontoise, was given the name of the painter.