Le Pont aux Anglais, soleil couchant 1905
Robert Antoine Pynchons 1886-1943
A French Post-Impressionist landscape painter of the Rouen School- l’École de Rouen. He was consistent throughout his career in his dedication to painting landscapes en plein air. From the age of nineteen (1905-1907) he worked in a Fauve style but never deviated into Cubism, and, unlike others, never found that Post-Impressionism did not fulfill his artistic needs.
Monet characterized him as “a surprising touch in the service of a surprising eye” (étonnante patte au service d’un oeil surprenant)
His paintings of this period are closely related to the Post-Impressionist and Fauvist styles, with golden yellows, incandescent blues, a thick impasto and larger brushstroke