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Louis Dessar

 (1867 - 1952)
Louis Paul Dessar was active/lived in Connecticut, New York, Indiana / France.  Louis Dessar is known for pastoral landscape, labor genre and animal painting.

Biography   Louis Dessar


Louis Paul Dessar, who was born on January 22, 1861 in Indianapolis, Indiana, is best known for his Tonalist agrarian paintings, with farmers and their animals working in the fields.

He graduated from the National Academy of Design in New York after completing study from City College.  Later he traveled to Europe to study under William Bouguereau and Tony Robert-Fleury at the French Academy and Ecole de Beaux-Arts in Paris.

Dessar returned to New York City in 1892 where he made his living as a story painter and portraitist for about a decade.  He was a member of a cadre of Tonalists that included Sergei Bogert, Robert Minor Sr, and Frederic Kost.  Most of Dessar's winters were spent in New York, and   ...  Displaying 750 of 2792 characters.

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