Provencal school

Since its opening, the gallery has specialised in 19th and 20th-century Provençal painting.  Taking Émile Loubon and his resolutely modern teaching as a starting point, the gallery aims to highlight the artistic influence of Provence with his most illustrious students, including Raphaël Ponson (1835 - 1904), Paul Guiguou (1834 - 1971), Jean-Baptiste Olive (1848 - 1936), or Joseph Garibaldi (1863 - 1941). Following this approach, the gallery’s reach extends to the development of modernity in the region with the work of famous Marseilles figures, sometimes marginal ones, with René Seyssaud (1867 - 1952), Auguste Chabaud (1882 - 1955), Alfred Lombard (1884 - 1973), Pierre Girieud (1876 - 1948), Augustin Carrera (1878 - 1952), Louis-Mathieu Verdilhan (1875 - 1928) and Pierre Ambrogiani (1907 - 1985).