Oil on canvas, signed
21 x 29 in.
Vogler, the son of a minor painter, was self-taught, never never studying with a formal teacher nor worked in a studio, nor did he ever attend a fine art school or academy. He was foremost influenced by and an admirer of Sisley, whose palette and technique he adopted. Though he did not receive formal instruction from Sisley, the older artist did act as mentor, certainly advising the less experienced Vogler. Vogler was also an intimate friend of the art critic Aurier, the defender of Gauguin and Van Gogh. He was also a leading member of the Pontoise School. He exhibited along with Bonnard, Vuillard, Lautrec, Anquetin and Signac at the Galerie Vollard, his subjects including The Canal of Saint-Martin, The Quai de Valmy in Winter, Banks of the Oise at L’Isle Adam, and Haystacks in the Winter Sun.