Paul De Longpre
(1855 - 1911)
Paul De Longpre was active/lived in California / France. Paul De Longpre is known for floral still life often with bees.
Biography Paul De Longpre
A famous French and American flower painter, Paul DeLongpre was the most significant watercolor specialist to arrive in Los Angeles in the late 19th century and became the city's first major still-life painter. It is likely he was the first southern California painter to earn a major national reputation.
He was born in Lyons, France, where he was a member of the artistocratic, although not wealthy, Maucherat de Longpre family. Growing up in Lyon, noted for many flower painters because it was the center of the textile-design industry, he was exposed to that subject matter from his youth. At age twelve, he was in Paris, using his obvious talent to paint flowers on fans. By age 21, he had a painting accepted at the Paris Salon. He studi
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