Henri Lebasque ( 1865 - 1937) was a French post-impressionist painter, well known for paintings of the “good life.” His paintings were characterized by an original and delicate handling of light.

 He was called "the painter of joy and light," by both critics and artists. He was admired for the intimacy of his themes and the unique joy in his colors and forms. 

 He was inspired to adopt Pointillism and he also learnt color theory from Signac and Georges Seurat.