Charles Theophile Angran (Fr. Charles Théophile Angrand; April 19, 1854 - April 1, 1926) - French neo-impressionist painter, one of the founders of the Society of Independent Artists. Angran came to Paris from Rouen, taught mathematics at a metropolitan college, and rented accommodation near the Gherboy cafe, where young artists gathered. Meet the Georges Seurat, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Signac became one of the defining events of his life. He shared the anarchist views of neo-Impressionists, worked with socialist journals, participated in independent exhibitions at the Salon, collaborated with the most famous galleries - Paul Durand-Ruel and Bernheim-Wives.
Features of the artist Charles Angrana: the first paintings by Angran were created under strong influence Camille Corotand later impressionists. Neo-Impressionist ideas of applying pure colors to colors made a decisive impression on Angrand - and it is in this technique that he finds his own style. A brilliant draftsman, Angran uses bitmap graphics, achieving filigree volume, light and shadow modeling with black color alone. In his paintings often the palette is reduced to several muted shades. In others, pointiistic strokes expand, making objects virtually unrecognizable. Tiny oil works in half a standard sheet A-4 can consist of read points.