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Maximilian Luce (fr. Maximilien Luce, March 13, 1858 - February 6, 1941) - French engraver and neo-impressionist painter, who is considered one of the most prominent members of the group in his homeland, along with Georges Seurat and Paul Signac. In addition to general artistic ideas, many neo-impressionists in different countries were united by political views. But in defending the anarchist ideals Luce was the most active - he did illustrations for socialist journals and was even arrested on suspicion of the assassination of President Sadi Carnot. Soon he was released from prison and published an album of lithographs depicting political prisoners. Participated in all exhibitions of the Society of Independent Artists, and after the death of Paul Signac took the place of the President of the Society.

Features of the artist Maximilian Luce: critic Felix Feneon called Luce an honest artist with a rude talent. The period of passion for neo-impressionism was the most productive for Luce. He painted lyrical landscapes, cities he traveled, and scenes of working life: construction sites, factories, melting furnaces. During the First World War, Luce returns to the impressionist style with which he began many years ago. Among his works are many images of French soldiers, wounded and tired, arriving in Paris from the front. But besides this - bright, sunny landscapes and flower still lifes.

Famous paintings by Maximilian Luce: Pile Installers, "View of London (Cannon Street)", "Seine in Herble".