The French artist Louis Süe (1875 - 1968) began his artistic career at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris with Victor Laloux and Georges Gromort. He then stayed in Paris and from 1902 began to devote himself to representational painting, expressing his preference for nuanced shades of blue. His subjects include landscapes, flower arrangements, portraits, still lifes and nudes. He was friends with the artists Pierre Bonnard, André Derain and Roger de La Fresnaye. In 1902 he exhibited his works at the Salon des Indépendants and the Salon d’Automne. At the same time, he and Paul Huillard built artist studios, single and multi-family houses and country manors. In 1912 he founded the Atelier Francais, which, under the influence of the German Pavilion at the 1910 World Exhibition and the Wiener Werkstätten, was dedicated to the classical conceptions of order, clarity and harmony. After the First World War, he and André Mare founded the Compagnie des arts français, in which they collaborate with other artists on various product designs and now devote themselves entirely to the classical language of forms. In 1928 the company was sold to the Galeries Lafayette stores and he left the company. Until the end of his life he worked successfully as a freelance designer for buildings, interiors and products.
The work View of the Landscape shows a view of a village in the mountains. We look from a balcony with a narrow railing over the red roofs of a village in the south of France into the green, fresh hills of a landscape whose horizon ends at the blue mountains in the background. On the right edge of the picture, the wall of the apartment limits the view, so that we can easily imagine waking up in the morning, stepping to the balcony and enjoying the beautiful landscape.
Süe has won several prizes and awards for his artistic work. In 1936 he was appointed officer of the Legion of Honor.