Jeanne Selmersheim-Desgrange

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Jeanne Selmersheim-Desgrange (1877–1958) was a French neo-impressionist painter who used the art technique of pointillism with her main themes of flowers and gardens. Her painting, Garden at La Lune, Saint-Tropez (1909), shows her signature use of “high-key colors and block-like strokes.”[1]

Some of her oil on canvas works are Garden at La Hune, Saint Tropez (1909), The Flowers, In the Garden (1909), Table blanche, vue sur Saint-Tropez (c. 1930), The Garden, Afternoon Tea, Flowers in the Window, and Bouquet of Flowers.

Selmersheim-Desgrange, raised in a family of artists and architects, became an art student of Paul Signac and later, in 1910, his companion. At the time, Signac was married to Bertha (Robles), and Selmersheim-Desgrange was married to Pierre Desgrange with whom she had three children. In September 1912, Signac and Selmersheim-Desgrange moved to a rented villa in Cap d’Antibes, France and in October 1912 she gave birth to their daughter Ginnette Laurie Anaiis.[2][3][4][5]

In July 1961, Selmersheim-Desgrange’s painting, The Flowers, was one of 57 modern art paintings stolen from the Annonciade Museum of Modern Art in Saint-Tropez, France.[6]


  1. ^ Indianapolis Museum of Art. The Holliday Collection, Accession Number: 79.290
  2. ^ Meisler, S. , (2001, September 20). Points of View: Artist Signac Steps Out of the Shadow of his Celebrated Colleague, Pointilist Georges Seurat, to Star in a New Exhibition at the MET. Smithsonian Magazine.
  3. ^ Paul Signac. (2015). The website. Retrieved 12:56, May 07, 2015 from
  4. ^ Ferret-Bocquillon, M., Sistel, A., Leighton, J., & Stein, S. (2001). Signac 1863-1935. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. ISBN 0-87099-998-2.
  5. ^ Hardouin-Fugier, E., Grafe, E. (1989). The Dictionary. In Mitchell, P (Eds.). The Flower Painters (p. 305). North Dighton, MA: JG Press. ISBN 1-57215-215-X. Page 305 indicates that a more comprehensive bibliography may exist from the 1982 exhibit at the Saint Tropez, Musee de l’Annonciade.
  6. ^ 57 Paintings Stolen on French Rivera. (1961, July 15). The New York Times, p. 1

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