He excelled at depicting people in their working environments, with the colour and movement of the gaudy nightlife present but the glamour stripped away. He was a master at painting crowd scenes where each figure was highly individualized. At the time they were painted, the individual figures in his larger paintings could be identified by silhouette alone , and the names of many of these characters have been recorded. [ citation needed ] His treatment of his subject matter, whether as portraits, in scenes of Parisian nightlife, or as intimate studies, has been described as alternately "sympathetic" and "dispassionate". [ citation needed ]
Kate Donnelly is a writer, cultural enthusiast and photographer. She worked in the New York film world for ten years (@ New Line Cinema and Revolution Studios) . Earlier stints include the American Film Institute, Clinton-Gore White House, and the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas contributes to DailyCandy, Fathom and interviewed Alexander Payne for The Believer. She sailed down the Amazon River in 2000 and recently traveled to Barcelona, Argentina and Uruguay. She doesn't know how to properly dive into a swimming pool but still tries. One day, she will surf.