Élisée Maclet (1881-1962), born in Lihons-en-Santerre, was a French Impressionist painter known for his Paris street scenes made after the First World War. He moved to Paris in 1906 and settled in the Montmartre district, where he produced the majority of the landscape and street scenes for which he is best known. He lived in Arles from 1923 to 1928, where he painted many landscapes depicting Mediterranean nature and culture. He then spent the next several years traveling and spent time in Corsica and Brittany, where he created luminous, impressionist works inspired by the landscape. In 1957, the Gallery Nicolas Poussin in Paris organized a retrospective of his work.