Albert-Gabriel Rigolot was born in Paris on November 28, 1862, and died there on April 25, 1932. Son of a house painter, the young Albert sometimes worked with his father after school but did not join the family business, preferring instead to paint pictures.
By age 14 he had already produced exceptional drawings; by 19 he was working on canvas. He studied with Leon Pelouse (1885-1889) and Auguste Allongé (1889-1891) who guided him on an extensive exploration of his medium.
Between 1890 and 1893 he met various artists who were teaching and studying at the "Academie Julian" in Paris. He befriended several American painters, including Lorus B. Pratt, Edwin Evans, John B.Fairbanks, and John Hafen, and t
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