|JEAN PIERRE LAURENS (French, 1872-1932) This notable Impressionist painter made his debut at the Salon des Artistes Francais in 1899 and was awarded the silver medal at the Paris International Exposition of the following year. From 1902, Laurens also exhibited with success at the Salon des Tuileries and the Salon of the Societe Nationale. In 1920, he was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honor for his services to art. His work is held in the permanent collections of national museums including the Musee d'Arte Moderne in Paris. This lyrical example, dating from circa 1900, shows the young Laurens' skillful harmonizing of the dramatic interplay of light and water.