Impression Sunrise on the other side of the Atlantic:
Gallery owner Michel Seyssel shows off a unique
example of American Impressionism: An image of Roosevelt Island,
N.Y., by William Horton, an American artist who worked with
Claude Monet at Giverney.
A visit to Michel Seyssel's gallery in the
Chateau d'Allaman inevitably turns into a lesson in the history
of modern art. Seyssel is both passionate and knowledgeable
about the works he sells.
On the top floor of the Chateau d'Alleman,
in an exhibition space next to his wife's
porcelain shop, Seyssel displays works ranging from an
unusual and highly decorative large scale water color by Raoul
Dufy to works by Montmartre school painter Marlet, to contemporary
Swiss painter Patrique Ferini, whose career Seyssel has helped
In addition to work he purchases for resale,
Seyssel also sells on consignment for private collectors.
"I want to give collectors a chance
to buy important works at reasonable price," he says.
"I believe that once we have a good relationship, those
buyers will also return to me when they have works to sell."