An Irish painter and printmaker who left Dublin in 1883 to study first in Antwerp and then Paris, Roderic O'Conor (1860 - 1940) became one of the most important artists in the Ecole de Pont Aven, befriending Paul Gauguin and Armand Séguin, among others.
sythetist style close to that of Gauguin, O'Conor developed his own
expressionistic approach through dramatically simplifying line and form
in vibrantly dynamic compositions.
Deux Femmes de Profil dans un Paysage
[Two Women in Profile in a Landscape]
Johnston n° 42
lithograph, circa 1893, a rare impression of what is considered to be the artist's sole lithograph, on cream wove paper
Roderic O'Conor here depicts two spectral Breton women, huddling under their long cloaks, set against the barren windswept Landes in a distorted graphic rhythm.