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 Leon Augustin L'hermitte  (1844 - 1925)

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Lived/Active: France      Known for: charcoal drawing and rural genre painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Leon L'hermitte
1844 (Mont-Saint-Pere, France)
1925 (Paris)


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charcoal drawing and rural genre painting

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The only son of a village schoolmaster, Leon L'Hermitte's precocious drawing skill won him an annual grant from the state.  In 1863, he went to Paris and became a student at the Petite Ecole.  Jean-Charles Cazin, a fellow pupil, became a lifelong friend, and L'hermitte later got to know Alphonse Legros, Henri Fantin-Latour, Jules Dalou and Auguste Rodin, who had all studied at the school.  In 1864 his charcoal drawing the Banks of the Marne near Alfort was exhibited at the (showing 500 of 5234 characters).

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