Maurice Eliot (1862-1945).
Oil on canva.
Signed on the bottom left.
Charles Louis Maurice Eliot was a French painter, pastellist, engraver, illustrator and drawing teacher, born on September 9, 1862 in Paris and died on August 21, 1945 in Épinay-sous-Sénart.
Trained at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he was noticed at the 1886 Salon, where he received an honorable mention.
He received a scholarship in 1888 for the Second Prix de Rome, was awarded a medal at the Universal Exhibitions of 1889 and 1900 and exhibited at the Salon d'Automne of 1905 where he was noticed among the post-impressionist artists.
As a teacher, he was appointed "Master of Drawing" at the Polytechnic School, then member of the jury of the Academy of Fine Arts.
The State acquired several paintings by the artist, which are kept in the BNF, the Musée d'Orsay, the Petit-Palais, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and in many provincial museums of fine arts (Lille, Nîmes, Quimper, Reims...).