1874 – 1949
Sarluis was born in La Haye, Holland in 1874; he was a naturalized French
He came to Paris at the age of 20, where he was accepted immediately
into a group of intellectuals and artists surrounding Oscar Wilde.
Known as something of an aesthete and a dandy, he began exhibiting at
the Salon de la Rose Croix and at the Salon des Artistes Français,
as well as numerous galleries in London and Paris, including Bernheim
Jeune and at Grafton Gallery. Sarluis’ paintings typically feature
mythological or symbolical subjects painted in a modern style. In 1928
after six years work, he exhibited in London a spectacular collection
of Symbolist paintings, on the exhibition was called l’Interprétation
Mystique de la Bible.
Sarluis’ distinct style, almost like painting on porcelain, translated
well into the more modern subjects of the 1920’ and 1930’s.
His works were shown in an important exhibition at the Centre Georges
Pompidou, in 1979, the exhibition was called Paris-Moscou.