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Alphonse Legros

 (1837 - 1911)
Alphonse Legros was active/lived in France, United Kingdom.  Alphonse Legros is known for Painting, sculpture, etching.

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Alphonse Legros ( May 8, 1837 - December 8, 1911)

A painter, etcher and sculptor, he was born in Dijon.  His father was an accountant, and came from the neighboring village of Véronnes.  Young Legros frequently visited the farms of his relatives, and the peasants and landscapes of that part of France are the subjects of many of his pictures and etchings.  He was sent to the art school at Dijon with a view to qualifying for a trade, and was apprenticed to Maître Nicolardo, house decorator and painter of images.  In 1851 Legros left for Paris to take another situation; but passing through Lyon he worked for six months as journeyman wall-painter under the decorator Beuchot, who was painting the chapel of Cardinal Bon   ...  Displaying 750 of 4689 characters.

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