Alois Lecoque was born in Prague in 1891 as Alois Kahout. His
father, an engineer specializing in the regulation of rivers and
hydraulic stations, wanted him to follow in his footsteps but Alois
wanted to be an artist and his father wisely assented. After six
years of formal study at Prague's Real Schule, he went to Zagreb to
study at the Art Institute under Professor Crncic. There he
mastered the technique of capturing scenic objects in effervescent
color. Alois Kahout was such an outstanding student who applied
himself assiduously that he left the institute with high honors.
So pleased was his father that he agreed to allow his son the dream for
opportunity to go to Paris where the art world was
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