Albert-Gabriel Rigolot (1862-1923) was a French artist, born in Paris in 1862. He was known, in particular, for his landscapes and oriental scenes. Rigolot began studying art at the Parisian School in the XVI arrondissement under the tutelage of Leon G. Pelouse and Auguste Allonge. His informal teachers were the works of the Old Masters whom also greatly influenced his artistic development. Rigolot's technique was measured and precise; he paid a great deal of attention to detail, especially light in ways reminiscent of the Barbizon School. Like the Barbison, Rigolot focused on the luminescent way light would travel through trees and bushes and shine onto his marvelous portrayals of rivers and ponds. Rigolot had a similar philosophy as the Barbizon school and concentrated on a naturalistic approach and the wholesomeness of the environment.
Roigolot's oeuvre, however, also consistsed of oriental scenes for which he was elected a member of the French Society of Orientalists. His works showed a sophisticated, poetic vision: hallmarks of the Orientalists. He exhibited a number of times at the paris Salon, where he was frequently recommended for the honors list. In 1891 he received the Medaille de Troisieme Classe, in 1892 the Medaille Deuxieme Classe, the Medaille d'Argent in 1900 and finally the Legion of Honour in 1901. He was also a member of the Societe des Artistes.
Rigolot died in 1932 leaving behind a generous oeuvre of mystical landscapes and brilliant orientalist scenes.