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Born in Paris in 1873, he studied at the School of Fine Art and made his début at the Paris Salon in 1903.At this time he was best known for his Parisian street scenes, which captured so vividly the era of the Belle Époque and the fashionable Parisian Society. He was a master at portraying the urban
landscape, and his usage of light and reflections in wet streets is reminiscent of the work of Luigi Loir, Cortes, Laloue and Atkinson Grimshaw. He similarly realised the potential of the carriage and the
motorcar as a metaphor for the hustle and bustle of city life
Following his début at the Paris Salon, he continued to exhibit there and at the Salon des Indépendants for many years. Between 1913 and 1914 he also exhibited in Britain at the Royal Scottish Academy and at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.
Although Marcel-Clement resided in Paris for most of his life, he only painted a relatively small number of views of his native Paris. As a consequence these are rare and sought after for their atmospheric
depiction of early twentieth century High Society Paris. Later in life he turned to painting atmospheric coastal views and these are sought after in their own right.
Work by Marcel Clement is in the public collections at le Petit Palais, Paris, the Museum at Nîmes, the Museum at Strasbourg and in Tokyo Museum.