Eugène Galien-Laloue was a French painter specializing in the depiction of bustling city life. Best known for his Impressionist autumnal Paris street scenes, Galien-Laloue's works often feature prominent Parisian landmarks and their surrounding milieu, dotted with cheery figures and contemporary means of transportation such as horse-drawn carriages, trolley cars, and buses.
He studied under his father, the set designer Charles Laloue, and in 1877, made his debut at the Salon des Artistes Français, where he continued to show works throughout the rest of his career. Being credited as being instrumental in popularizing street scene painting as well as his natural rural landscapes, the artist’s works provide historical insight into pre-20th century Parisian and French life.
Laloue worked under many pseudonyms possibly for contractual reasons. The most frequent names in which he signed in addition to his own, were “J. Lievin”, “E. Galiany”, “L. Dupuy” and “A. Michel.”
Born in Paris, France on December 11, 1854, Galien-Laloue died in Chérence, France in 1941.