(1896 - 1993)
Alfred Courmes was active/lived in France. Alfred Courmes is known for whimsical genre and figure painting-fantasy.
Biography Alfred Courmes
Alfred Courmes was born in Bormes-les-Mimosas, France, in 1896.
He was the son of a naval officer. Courmes was educated in Monaco.
World War I, Courmes studies with Roger de La Fresnaye. (It is
believed that he was La Fresnaye's only student.) From 1920 to 1925,
Courmes lived in Lavandou in the Provence region of France. In
1922, he exhibited at the Société Lyonaise des Beaux-Arts. Three
years later he traveled to Paris to exhibit at the Salon d'Automne,
Salon des Tuileries, and the Salon des Indépendants. In 1926, he
painted a now famous portrait of Peggy Guggenheim.
Courmes moved to Ostende, Belgium. There he befriended James
Ensor, Felix Labisse, and the
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