Adolphe Leleux Attribué à ( - )

A self-taught painter, Adolphe Pierre Leleux exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1835. That first year, he presented scenes of the Picardy countryside. Trained as an engraver in the workshop of Alexandre Vincent Sixdeniers, it was in 1837 that he decided to devote himself essentially to painting.

In 1838, he discovered Brittany and multiplied his genre scenes inspired by the Breton countryside, which earned him the nickname of "Leleux le Breton". In 1847, he made a stay in Constantine with Edmond Hédouin. His inspiration then widened to Algeria, Spain, the Morvan or the Pyrenees. A post-romantic realist painter, Adolphe Leleux was a friend of Théophile Gautier and Gérard de Nerval.

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