Henri Edmond Cross

1856 Born Henri-Edmond Delacroix at Douai, northern France, to a French father and British mother. He was encouraged to develop his artistic talents.

1878 Enrols at the Ecoles Académiques de Dessin et d’Architecture in Lille.

1881 Moves to Paris. To avoid any confusion with his famous namesake Eugène Delacroix, he adopts an shortened, anglicised version of his name.

1884 Cross, together with Seurat, Signac and Charles Angrand, helps to found the Société des Artistes Indépendants.

1891 Fully adopts the Neo-Impressionist technique when painting a portrait of his wife (now in the Musée d’Orsay). Moves to the Côte d’Azur.

1892 Settles in Saint-Clair, a hamlet near St Tropez, where he lives for the rest of his life.

1896 Contributes a lithograph to the anarchist publication Temps nouveaux.

1903 Travels to Italy.

1904 Matisse visits Cross at Saint-Clair.

1905 A one-man show of his work is mounted at Galerie Druet.

1907 Bernheim-Jeune mount another exhibition of Cross’s work.

1908 Visits Italy again.

1910 Dies at Saint-Clair.


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Henri Edmond Cross - Selected Works

1891 Madame Hector France, Paris, Musée d’Orsay

1892 The Head of Hair , Paris, Musée d’Orsay

1892 The Golden Isles (Hyères Islands), Paris, Musée d’Orsay

1893 La Ferme, Matin, Nancy, Musée des Beaux-Arts

1894 The Evening Air, Paris, Musée d’Orsay

1896 Nocturne with Cypresses, Geneva, Petit-Palais

1897 The Promenade, Houston, Museum of Fine Arts

1899 The Blue Barque, Dijon, Musée des Beaux-Arts

c1900 Cypresses at Cagnes, Paris, Musée d’Orsay

1904 Regatta in Venice, Houston, Museum of Fine Arts

1904 Sunset on the Lagoon, Houston, Museum of Fine Arts

c1905 Ponte San Trovaso, Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum

1907 Afternoon in Pardigon (Var), Paris, Musée d’Orsay

1907 Cavalière Bay, Saint-Tropez, Musée de l’Annonciade

1908 Antibes, Grenoble, Musée des Beaux-Arts

Henri Edmond Cross - Featured Paintings

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