Marie Duhem

1871 - 1918

Biography

Marie Duhem, was born in Guemps on March 18, 1871 and died in Douai on July 9, 1918.

 

Marie Duhem’s parents ran a lace factory. From her childhood, she became familiar with the work of model designers. She becomes the student of the painter Adrien Demont, husband of the painter Virginie Demont-Breton. It was in their Wissant workshop that she met, in 1889, Henri Duhem. Eleven years older than her a passionate advocate of painting. They were married in 1890 and, the following year, she gave birth to a boy, Rémy (1891-1915). It was at this time they formed the group of Wissant (still called School of Wissant) centering around the Demont-Breton, each summer for several years, the Duhems, installed in their country house in Camiers worked with a whole group of friends in the countryside of Boulogne and the coastline of the Opal Coast. Among the most assiduous are Georges Maroniez, Francis Tattegrain, Fernand Stievenart or Felix Planquette.

 

Marie Duhem began to form friendships and acquire paintings with a  formidable set of first-rate Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works, including  Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Henri Le Sidaner amongst others. Le Sidaner was a regular visitor to their home and painted with them regularly. 

 

Exhibiting abroad in London, Rome, St. Petersburg etc Marie Duhem was a painter involved in the cultural life of her time. Just like her husband she forged friendships with Camille Pissarro, Auguste Rodin and Henri Le Sidaner. She Executed an oil portrait (now preserved at the Dunkirk Museum of Fine Arts) with Le Sidaner revealing the intimism in which Henri Le Sidaner and Duhem worked..

 

During the First World War, the couple lost their only son, Rémy Duhem, a young painter with a promising future, killed on the assault of Les Éparges, on June 20, 1915. Marie Duhem, very affected by the untimely death of her son, died of a tumor, in the family home of Douai, July 9, 1918, at the age of 47 years. In 1922, Henri Duhem evokes the memory of his son and his wife in a story called The Death of the Home. Two years later, the art critic Camille Mauclair, a great friend of the couple, retraces the drawn and painted work of the two deceased artists, in a book with well-documented iconography, entitled Marie Duhem, Rémy Duhem: tribute, published by Jacomet.

 

Marie Duhem was a painter whose career had a national influence. She was named Officer of the Palmes académiques, named Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1912, she received a medal at the World Fair of 1900. A personal exhibition is dedicated to her in 1906, in Paris, at the Georges Petit Gallery. That same year, the State acquired an oil on canvas entitled "White Buttercups" for the Luxembourg Museum, now kept at the Musée d’Orsay, which also owns Duhems "Queens Daisies in a Vase".

 

Works in public collections: 

 

Benoît-De-Puydt museum

 

Cambrai, Museum of Cambrai

 

Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery:

 

Douai, Museum of Chartreuse

       

Dunkirk, Museum of Fine Arts

 

Louvre Museum – Paris

       

Marmottan Museum – Paris

       

Orsay Museum – Paris

 

Valenciennes, Musée des Beaux-Arts:

 

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A Breton Festival Marie Duhem

1912
Oil on panel

£3,200.00

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A Breton Festival
by Marie Duhem

A Summer’s Day Marie Duhem

1910
Oil on panel

£2,400.00

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A Summer’s Day
by Marie Duhem

Capucines Marie Duhem

c. 1910
Oil on canvas

£2,300.00

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Capucines
by Marie Duhem

Dahlias et Poires Marie Duhem

1916
Oil on canvas

£3,350.00

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Dahlias et Poires
by Marie Duhem

Father & Child Marie Duhem

c. 1910
Oil on panel

£1,700.00

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Father & Child
by Marie Duhem

Figure in the Street Marie Duhem

1912
Oil on panel

£2,450.00

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Figure in the Street
by Marie Duhem

Figures on a Road in Winter Marie Duhem

c. 1910
Oil on panel

£2,100.00

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Figures on a Road in Winter
by Marie Duhem

Fleurs colorées Marie Duhem

1913
Oil on panel

£2,550.00

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Fleurs colorées
by Marie Duhem

Gathering Vegetables Marie Duhem

c. 1910
Oil on panel

£2,200.00

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Gathering Vegetables
by Marie Duhem

Harvest Marie Duhem

1905
Oil on panel

£2,300.00

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Harvest
by Marie Duhem

In the Artist’s Garden Marie Duhem

1906
Oil on panel

£2,750.00

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In the Artist’s Garden
by Marie Duhem

Jeune Femme en Paysage Marie Duhem

1906
Oil on panel

£2,750.00

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Jeune Femme en Paysage
by Marie Duhem

La Couturiere Marie Duhem

c. 1900
Oil on panel

£2,550.00

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La Couturiere
by Marie Duhem

La Meule Marie Duhem

1905
Oil on panel

£3,200.00

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La Meule
by Marie Duhem

Ma Jardin Marie Duhem

1908
Oil on canvas

£3,950.00

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Ma Jardin
by Marie Duhem

Mother & Child by a Cottage Marie Duhem

c. 1905
Oil on panel

£2,950.00

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Mother & Child by a Cottage
by Marie Duhem

Mother & Child in Garden Marie Duhem

c. 1907
Oil on panel

£1,950.00

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Mother & Child in Garden
by Marie Duhem

Poppyfields Marie Duhem

1910
Oil on board

£2,650.00

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Poppyfields
by Marie Duhem

Portrait of Nelly Marie Duhem

c. 1910
Oil on panel

£2,950.00

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Portrait of Nelly
by Marie Duhem

Portrait of Nelly Marie Duhem

c. 1910
Oil on panel

£1,700.00

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Portrait of Nelly
by Marie Duhem

Resting Marie Duhem

1919
Oil on canvas

£3,650.00

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Resting
by Marie Duhem

Resting Marie Duhem

1902
Oil on panel

£2,500.00

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Resting
by Marie Duhem

Resting – Spring Marie Duhem

1909
Oil on panel

£2,550.00

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Resting – Spring
by Marie Duhem

Self Portrait Marie Duhem

c. 1908
Oil on panel

£2,550.00

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Self Portrait
by Marie Duhem

Sunset through the Trees Marie Duhem

c. 1910
Oil on panel

£1,800.00

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Sunset through the Trees
by Marie Duhem

The Artists Garden Marie Duhem

1902
Oil on panel

£2,450.00

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The Artists Garden
by Marie Duhem

The Artists Garden Marie Duhem

c. 1914
Oil on panel

£2,950.00

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The Artists Garden
by Marie Duhem

The Old Farm Marie Duhem

1905
Oil on panel

£1,750.00

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The Old Farm
by Marie Duhem

Walking in the Fields Marie Duhem

c. 1910
Oil on canvas

£1,500.00

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Walking in the Fields
by Marie Duhem

Washing Drying Marie Duhem

1905
Oil on panel

£1,850.00

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Washing Drying
by Marie Duhem

Winter Flowers in Snow Marie Duhem

c. 1910
Oil on panel

£1,650.00

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Winter Flowers in Snow
by Marie Duhem

Previously Sold Artworks

Chrysanthemums sur la nappe Marie Duhem

c. 1914
Oil on original canvas

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Chrysanthemums sur la nappe
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Dans Ma Jardin Marie Duhem

c. 1920
Oil on canvas

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Dans Ma Jardin
by Marie Duhem - Sold

Famille dans le jardin Marie Duhem

1912
Oil on canvas

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Famille dans le jardin
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Flowers Marie Duhem

c. 1910
Oil on panel

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Flowers
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Flowers in The Artists Garden Marie Duhem

1904
Oil on panel

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Flowers in The Artists Garden
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Globe de Pivoines Rosées Marie Duhem

c. 1895
Oil on original canvas

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Globe de Pivoines Rosées
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Hortensias Marie Duhem

c. 1910
Oil on panel

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Hortensias
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Last Light in The Village Marie Duhem

c. 1904
Oil on panel

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Last Light in The Village
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Les Cygnes a Clarens – Montreux Marie Duhem

c. 1900
Oil on original canvas

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Les Cygnes a Clarens – Montreux
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Moonlight at Montreux Marie Duhem

1904
Oil on canvas

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Moonlight at Montreux
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Pivoines Marie Duhem

1910
Oil on canvas

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Pivoines
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Skaters on River Marie Duhem

c. 1910
Oil on panel

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Skaters on River
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Tending the Garden Marie Duhem

1912
Oil on panel

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Tending the Garden
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The Artists Garden Marie Duhem

c. 1910
Oil on panel

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The Artists Garden
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The Road Home Marie Duhem

c. 1910
Oil on panel

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The Road Home
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Touffe de Roses Marie Duhem

1922
Oil on canvas

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Touffe de Roses
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Working the Fields Marie Duhem

1903
Oil on panel

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Working the Fields
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