Glossary of Artists

Abadie–Landel Pierre
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Born in the 6th arrondissement of Paris to a family of Breton origin. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. With his series "L'alphabet de l'armée" and his drawings for the magazine Le Nouvel Essor (1916), Pierre Abadie-Landel was one of the important illustrators of the First World War. It was during this…
Abram Paul
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This painter is a specialist in scenes and landscapes of Brittany. He entered the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1876, in Jean-Léon Gérôme's studio, and then became a student of Gigoux. In the 1880s, he settled and worked in the Pont-Aven region, then in Douarnenez. Abram painted landscapes of Finistère, fishermen,…
Allier Georges
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He studied at the fine arts school in Nantes. Throughout his life, he practiced drawing, painting, sculpture, engraving and watercolour. He is a complete artist but extremely discreet, he will never try to exhibit in a gallery. After having worked at the prefecture of Quimper during the war, he returned to Kéraluc when…
Antral Robert-Louis
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Robert Louis Antral was born on 13 July 1895 in Châlons-en-Champagne. He entered the École des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 1912, and was admitted to the studio of the painter Fernand Cormon (1845-1924), who was also the master of Henri Matisse, Chaïm Soutine, Adam Styka, Vincent Van Gogh and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec among…
Armel-Beaufils Émile-Jean
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Émile-Jean Armel-Beaufils was born in Rennes, where he attended the Beaux-Arts until 1909 before entering the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he frequented the studios of Merson, Mercié and Labatut. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français after graduating from the Beaux-Arts until 1951, where he won…
Armel-Beaufils Zannic
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Daughter of the painter Louis Duvivier, Suzanne dite Zannic followed in her father's footsteps. In 1923 she married Émile Armel-Beaufils, also an artist. She lived somewhat in the shadow of her husband, although she exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français and took part in the regional exhibition of Breton art in…
Assiettes du cercle du soldat
This series was initiated by Mr Bulloz, deputy mayor of the 6th arrondissement of Paris. The municipality wished to produce art china for a charity sale to benefit war works. The capital's art schools were asked to contribute. More than 220 models were collected. Only 12 designs were selected. Henriot was chosen to…
Bachelet Émile Just
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He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Nancy until 1912 where he was a pupil of Jules Larcher for drawing and Ernest Bussières for sculpture. He then studied at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. From 1920, he exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français. At the end of the 1925 Decorative Arts…
Back Frédérick
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Born into a family of artists, Frédérick Back grew up in Strasbourg. After studying in Paris, he attended the École Régionale des Beaux-Arts in Rennes, where he was taught by painter and illustrator Mathurin Méheut. This encounter left a lasting impression on Frédéric, both on a human and artistic level. It was at this…
Barnoin Henri
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Born in Paris, he was a pupil of Luc-Olivier MERSON, but he owes his taste for anecdotal landscapes to Emile DAMERON, his second master, which he generally animates with crowds of peasants, fishermen and boats, markets, rocky coasts and processions, is the whole repertoire of Brittany's folklore which nourishes his work…
Baroni Marie-Noëlle
Born in Burgundy, Marie-Noëlle Baroni studied modelling and ceramics. After working at the Saint-Clément earthenware factory and then at the Mont Saint-Michel Bay earthenware factory, Marie-Noëlle became head of the workshop at the FAB in Quimper in 1997. It was by chance that one day she began to model a piece of clay…
Bazin François
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François Bazin was born in Paris to parents of Breton origin who were engravers and medalists. After a childhood in Chile, where his father taught at the Beaux-Arts de Santiago, François Bazin returned to France in 1913 to attend the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. His teachers…
Beau Léopold
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Born in Morlaix, into a family of wealthy merchants. Elder brother of Alfred Beau, a famous Quimper earthenware maker. Léopold lived off his artistic talents. He seems to have learnt his trade from Delaroche, a painter of historical subjects. Léopold was a "naturalist" painter with meticulous, realistic graphics, animated…
Beauclair René
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The man who called himself René Beauclair had the baptismal name Ludovic-Jean-Joseph-Marie POPINEAU. He is in turn an architect, decorator, ceramist, sculptor and painter. This southern artist, who lives in Toulouse, Castelnau de Montmiral, made his reputation thanks to the publication of decorative models in the art…
Becquerel André-Vincent
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André Vincent Becquerel is a French sculptor. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris under Hector Lemaire and Prosper Lecourtier. He exhibited sculptures of animals, including felines, horses, cats and ornithological subjects at the Salon de la Société des Artistes Français from 1914 to 1922. Becquerel…
Bertrand Pierre-Philippe
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Pierre-Philippe Bertrand, known as "Pierre-Bertrand" was born in Lorient. Like his father, he was destined for a military career.  After studying in La Flèche until 1902, he finally turned away from the army and became a painter, completely self-taught. He was initiated by Pégot-Ogier. He discovered the Pont-Aven…
Blahay Henri
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Pupil of Max-Gillard, Jean Paul Laurens and Henri Royer. He first exhibited in Nancy where he counted among his clients the collector Eugène Corbin. In 1905, he made his  first exhibitionat the Salon des Artistes Français and became a member. He obtained an Honorable Mention in 1906 and continued to exhibit until…
Bouchard Henri
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Born in Dijon. He enrolled at the Julian Academy in Paris and at the École des Arts Décoratifs where he studied under Hector Lemaire from 1889 to 1894. He then went on to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1895 to 1901. He won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1901 and spent four years as a boarder at the Villa Medici in Rome…
Boudin Eugène
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Born in Honfleur into a family of sailors. At the age of twenty, Eugène Boudin worked in a stationery shop in Le Havre which exhibited the works of visiting artists such as Isabey, Troyon and Millet, to whom he showed his first drawings. The city of Le Havre granted him a scholarship for three years, allowing him to…
Bourget Albert
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Born in Rennes, Albert Bourget attended the Beaux-Arts in his native town before going on to the Beaux-Arts in Paris where he studied alongside other Breton students such as Lemordant, Lenoir and Godet. He became a professor of sculpture at the Beaux-Arts de Rennes. He made many war memorials in Laval, Bieuzy (Morbihan),…
Bouvier
Little is known about this artist, whose first name is not even known. He was born on 15 July 1881. Graduated first from St Germain-Pilon (future School of Applied Arts). Member and medalist of the Salon des Artistes Français (sculpture). Honorary diploma and gold medal at the 1925 Decorative Arts Exhibition.
Bridgman Georges-Brant
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Canadian-American painter, writer and teacher. Bridgman was born in the United Province of Canada. Yet it was in Paris that he studied art under the painter and sculptor Jean-Léon Gérôme at the École des Beaux-Arts and later with Gustave Boulanger. For most of his life, Bridgman lived in the United States where he taught…
Brisson Georges
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Georges Brisson is the son of an industrialist from Nantes. He attended the Beaux-Arts in Nantes for three years. His collaboration with the HB factory dates from the 1920s. The pieces he made in Quimper were generally marked by a formal simplicity that followed the art deco trend, and he also participated in the…
Bulfield Joseph
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Joseph Bulfield was born in Lancaster in 1866. He appears to have worked as a young man in stained glass manufacture in his native region. He left this job and went to Paris in 1886 where he became a student at the Académie Julian in the Lefebve and Boulanger workshops. In the early 1890s he came to Brittany and…
Burdin Amélie
Painter born in 1834 in Lyon. Pupil in Paris of Arsène d'Haussy, Chaplin and Robert Fleury. She exhibited in Paris from 1861 to 1867. She was fascinated by ports at the end of the 19th century and painted those of Nantes, Bordeaux and Le Havre from different points of view.
Buron Henri
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Born in Rouen, Henri Buron began his artistic education in his native city before leaving for Paris to attend the classes of Cormon and Lebourg, his masters. A member of the Société des artistes français, he exhibited there from 1924 and received a gold medal in 1935. He later became a professor at the Rouen School of…
Caradec Louis
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Painter born in Brest, student of CHARRIOUX. He teaches drawing at the society of emulation of Brest then at the high school of this city from 1874. In 1836, he participated as a lithographer in the illustration of "Voyage dans le Finistère" by Jacques Cambry and "Finistère en 1836" by Émile Souvestre. In 1858 he was the…
Cartier
This is one of the mysteries of the Manufacture Henriot. Everything suggests that Cartier could be a pseudonym, but it could also be the name of a business or a dealer. Another mystery is that the letters JH for Jules Henriot are used by the Manufacture for regional editions outside of Brittany, which seems strange…
Caujan François-Marie dit Fanch
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Born to a cabinetmaker father, he attended Paul Léonard's drawing classes in Brest. He then entered the Ecole Régionale des Beaux-Arts in Nantes in the workshops of Fougerat, Simon and Stany-Gauthier. Following his studies in Brittany, he passed the entrance exam to the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris…
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Chabanian Arsène
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Arsène Chabanian is a painter of light, born in 1864 in Erzéroum of Armenian parents. He was naturalized French by decree in 1924. A student of Jean-Paul Laurens and Gustave Moreau, and a member of the Société des artistes français, he exhibited at the Salon des artistes français from 1894 onwards and received an…
Chabas Maurice
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Maurice Chabas was born in Nantes. He was the son of a rich merchant and painting enthusiast, and the elder brother of the painter Paul-Émile Chabas. After attending the School of Fine Arts in Nantes, he went on to study at the Julian Academy where he was a student of William Bougereau and Tony Robert-Fleury. After…
Chanteau Gabriel
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Gabriel is inseparable from his twin brother Alphonse. Born in Nantes on 13 May 1874, Alphonse and Gabriel Chanteau were always attracted to drawing. After classical studies, they entered the Bernard Palissy School in Paris at the age of 16, then the École des Beaux-Arts. Their progress was meteoric and their talents…
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Cheffer Henry
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Son of Émile Cheffer, an engraver from Lorraine, and first cousin of Auguste Rodin, Henry was born in Paris in 1880. The young boy was immersed in an atmosphere favourable to creation and naturally devoted himself to an artistic career. After the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs, where he was admitted in 1898, he attended the…
Chevallier-Kervern Marie-Renée
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Born in Landerneau in 1902, Marie-Renée Kervern spent her youth between Paris and Amiens, with a spell in Landéda during the first year of the First World War. Between 1921 and 1924, back in Paris, she attended the Arts Déco, the Académie Julian, the Grande Chaumière and the Académie Colarossi. She also studied poster…
Colle Jean
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Born in Marseille and owner of a house in Douarnenez. Little is known about this painter, except that he was a friend of Derain, Vlaminck, Max Jacob, Magritte or Dali. He received them in his house in Douarnenez. He was undoubtedly an art lover who painted in his spare time. His collaboration with the HB factory remains…
Cottet Charles
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A student of Alfred Roll, in 1885 he undertook a trip on foot through Brittany. In Douarnenez, he met Gustave Toudouze who introduced him to Camaret, where he shared the life of the fishermen and willingly accompanied them to the islands of Sein and Ouessant. Charles Cottet, along with Lucien Simon and André Dauchez, is…
Courcoux Auguste
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Very little is known about this artist. It seems that like his father, he was an architect. We owe him, among other things, many religious buildings in the Côtes d'Armor : the Chapelle Ste Anne de Trégastel, the Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Garde de Dahouët in Pléneuf Val André... We only know of one earthenware piece by…
Creston René-Yves
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The man's work is immense: painter, ceramist, designer, illustrator, decorator, ethnologist specialising in the maritime world, navigator or simply militant in the service of the emancipation of the Breton people. The strength and originality of this multiform work is closely associated with that of a cohort of artists…
D'Angers David
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French sculptor and medallist, representative of Romanticism in 19th century French sculpture. Pierre-Jean David was born in Angers. He was the son of a modest woodcarver who worked as a sculptor and ornamentalist. David began his artistic studies under the direction of Jean-Jacques Delusse, a professor at the École…
Dargent Yan'
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Jean-Edouard Dargent, known as Yan' Dargent, was born in 1824 in Saint-Servais. His mother died when he was only two years old. His father had to leave the village, leaving little Yann with his grandparents who raised him. In 1840, Yan was hired by the railway company to survey the land. As he was very good at drawing, he…
Dargouge Georges
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Georges Dargouge was a pupil of Cormon, Humbert and Fouqueray, and exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français, winning a third medal in 1924 and a second medal in 1930. Georges Dargouge is a complete painter, with a reporter's temperament when he becomes official painter of the Army in 1959. A professor at the École…
Dauchez André
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Born in Paris, a pupil of Luc-Olivier Merson, he practised engraving from the start and it was with an etching after Isabey that he exhibited for the first time at the 1887 Salon. He only began to paint under the influence of his brother-in-law, Lucien Simon. In the decade of 1900, along with Lucien Simon, Charles Cottet,…
de Belay Pierre
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Born in Quimper, De Belay was a child prodigy. At the age of twelve, the notables of his native town asked him to paint their portraits, and at fifteen he joined his compatriot Max Jacob in Paris. Thanks to him, he mingled with the bohemian crowd of the Butte and the Bateau Lavoir, drawing his friends with an alert and…
de Chastellux Yves
Painter of the Belgian school.  
de Kerouallan Yves
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Yves de Kerouallan was born in Pluvigner (56), between Hennebont and Auray, into a family of sailors. He studied at the Saint Sauveur high school in Redon. At the age of 21, during the First World War, he lost his right arm on the Eastern Front. This did not affect his desire to paint. He attended the École des Beaux-Arts…
de Langlais Xavier
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Xavier de Langlais was born in Sarzeau. He studied successively at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Nantes (1922-1926) and in Paris (1926-1928). Painter, writer and drawing teacher at the Beaux-Arts de Rennes, Xavier de Langlais devoted his life to art and Brittany. His pictorial work is varied: religious and secular. His…
Dechamps Suzanne
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Painter of landscapes and flowers, born in Rouen.
Delavallée Henri
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School of Pont-Aven. Painter and engraver. Brilliant student of Carolus-Dunan and Luc-Olivier Merson at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He was quickly attracted to the Impressionists and adopted the Divisionist technique under the influence of Camille Pissaro and Seurat. In the summer of 1881, he stayed in Pont-Aven,…
Delecourt Isabelle dite Bel Delecourt
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Bel Delecourt is a woman with a rather exceptional background. Born in Bourges, graduate of an engineering school, married, mother of three children, she seemed destined for a bourgeois life. During the exodus she settled in Quimper with her parents. After the war, she enrolled in evening classes at the École des Beaux…
Delpy Lucien-Victor
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Born in Paris, he studied with Cormon at the Beaux Arts and with Renard and Laurens. He exhibited for the first time at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1922. He discovered Brittany in 1924 and more particularly Concarneau in 1926. It was at this time that his true passion for the sea and its environment was born. In…
Déneux Gabriel-Charles
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Gabriel-Charles Déneux was born in Paris in 1856. He entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts where he was a student of Gérôme and Cabanel. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1880. Curious about all techniques, he practiced wax and egg painting. He painted portraits of contemporary actors, genre scenes, Breton pardons,…
Désiré-Lucas Louis Marie
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He was born in Martinique to a Breton father, a naval commissioner, and a Creole mother. He spent his childhood in Brest. In 1889, he entered the Académie Julian and then the École des Beaux Arts where he was a pupil of Bouguereau, Robert-Fleury and Lefebvre, thanks to a scholarship he received from the town of Brest. He…
Deyrolle Théophile
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Théophile Deyrolle studied architecture and then entered the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, in the studios of Alexandre Cabanel and William Bouguereau. It was there that he met Alfred Guillou, a painter from Concarneau, where the two men went in 1871. Théophile Deyrolle became a Breton and an adopted inhabitant of…
Dezaunay Emile
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Born in Nantes, it was Jules-Élie Delaunay who recommended him to enter the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris where he joined his studio in 1875. He was also a student of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes. He took part in the Triennial Exhibition of Fine Arts in Nantes in 1886, an exhibition to which established painters who had…
Doigneau Edouard
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Initially destined for a military career, he entered the Ecole Polytechnique in 1885. He gave up in 1900 to devote himself to painting. He studied with Jules Lefebvre and Tony Robert Fleury at the Académie Julian in Paris. Then he went on the road, easel on his shoulder, to Fontainebleau, Brittany, the Camargue, the banks…
du Puigaudeau Ferdinand-Loyen
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Born into an old Breton family and a cousin of Chateaubriand, du Puigaudeau belongs to the generation of artists who came after Impressionism. The Pont-Aven school was certainly a determining factor in the work of this painter, particularly through his direct relationship with Gauguin. Nevertheless, his pictorial approach…
Dupré Jules
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Born in Nantes and died in Isle-Adam, Jules Dupré was a French landscape painter who, like Camille Corot, was a pioneer of French landscape painting and was influenced by John Constable. He left his studio and started painting outdoors in the 1830s, around Paris, Barbizon and in the Limousin. His father, originally from…
Duval Le Camus Pierre
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Pupil of Claude Gautherot and Jacques-Louis David. In 1811, he painted the portrait of the imperial prosecutor whose niece he married. This union brought him into Parisian high society. Famous for his portraits and picturesque genre scenes, he exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1815 until his death. He sold paintings to…
Eschbach Paul
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A pupil of J.P. Laurens in Paris, he became known very early for his genre scenes, but during a trip to Italy, attracted by painting in the open air, he began to compose pretty little seascapes, this was in 1919. Shortly afterwards he discovered Brittany and port life, and became President of the Union Artistique de…
Éveillard Georges
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Military painter born in Nantes, exhibiting first in the special section of mobilized artists and then in the section of French artists from 1919.
Fernand-Renault Albert
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Born in Paris, he was a pupil of Cormon, exhibiting at the Salon des Artistes Français, where he won a silver medal in 1928 and a gold medal in 1931.
Fischer Alexandre attribué à
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Trained at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and a student of Paul Delaroche. Alexandre Fischer drew his inspiration from Brittany, where he eventually settled permanently. He taught drawing at the Brest Naval School for several years, until his death. In 1870, he created classical frescoes for the charming Coatdry de…
Floch Lionel
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He is a quasi-autodidact, trained from secondary school onwards with local artists, including the "master" Théophile Deyrolles. Being a good student, Lionel Floch chose to make a career in the administration as a registrar, without ever stopping painting. He was soon transferred to Pont-Croix, where a group of very active…
Fréour Jean
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Jean Fréour was born in Nantes. At a very young age, Fréour declared his desire to be a sculptor, which did not please his parents. His determined character convinced them, and in 1936 he left for the Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux where he studied with Malric. In 1939, he was awarded a scholarship to continue his studies at the…
Fromuth Charles
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"Movement is the main idea of my work" wrote Charles Fromuth. Trained at the Philadelphia School of Fine Arts under Thomas Eakins, he arrived in Paris in 1890. Eight months later, he was in Concarneau, which he never left. There he found, under exceptional light, the living spectacle of the sardine port of the time…
Galland André
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André Galland, the son of a cloth manufacturer, is a French draughtsman and illustrator. He was made a knight of the Legion of Honour in 1933, in recognition of a body of work that influenced his time. An eclectic artist, he also created earthenware, posters and lithographs which are now sought after by collectors. …
Gallé Émile
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Born in Nancy. Émile Gallé, who came from a family of artists, was a French industrialist, master glassmaker, cabinetmaker and ceramist. He is the founder and the first president of the Nancy school in 1901. What is less known about him is his research into genetics and evolution concerning the plant world. He didn't just…
Gardenty Georges
Born in the 19th century. Member of the French Artists since 1887, he exhibited at the salon of this same society. A solitary artist, friend of Jean Julien Lemordant, he spent a long time in Finistère and more particularly in Pont-l'Abbé.
Gauffriaud Émile
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Georges Émile Gauffriaud is a French painter, engraver, watercolourist and lithographer born in Brest in 1877. He was very successful during his lifetime as a regional artist. He is a well-known figure in the city of Brest. His tall figure, wide-brimmed hat and lavaliered tie are part of the landscape, as he often painted…
Geny Paul
Born in Paris at the end of the 19th century. French school, student of the Beaux-arts de Paris, exhibited at the Salon from 1911.
Géo-Fourrier Georges
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A native of Lyon who was raised in Paris, he contracted a pneumonia at the age of 16 which forced him to stay in bed for four years. He devoted this period of inactivity to drawing and reading. Recovered but nevertheless marked for life by the after-effects of his illness, he attended Mr Keller's classes at the École…
Geoffroy Jean dit Geo
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The epitaph of Jean GEOFFROY in the Pantin cemetery is "Painter of children and the humble", which sums up the work of this artist very well. After attending Eugène Levasseur's engraving and lithography classes, Geoffroy exhibited regularly at the Salons from 1874 onwards. He received several awards in the 1880s. He…
Giot Marius
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A student of Jean Boucher at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, he began his career as a sculptor in 1919. In 1924, he was named a member of the Salon des Artistes Français. In 1925, he received the first Chenavard prize. He is the author or collaborator of many war memorials, porches and church pediments and…
Godeby Charles
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Born in Rennes. He was a student of Jean-Léon Gérôme and Luc-Ollivier Merson, and exhibited at the Salon des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1890. He was also curator of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Quimper from 1922. In 1928, he was chosen to create six panels in the main staircase of the Quimper Town Hall, representing battle…
Gonyn de Lurieux Adèle
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Adèle Gonyn de Lurieux was born in Paris in the 9th arrondissement. She is a singing and directing teacher and founder of the Renée Maubel music conservatory. But she is also a painter and sculptor. She exhibited in the Parisian salons at the beginning of the 20th century. She was made a knight of the Legion of Honour. …
Goy Auguste
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After studying architecture, Auguste Denis Goy, born in Melun in 1812, entered Ingres' studio in the spring of 1834. He then became a portrait painter in Paris before settling in Quimper in 1847. He drew and painted with inspiration from the landscapes of the region, from Pont Aven to the Bigouden country. In search of…
Granchi-Taylor Achille
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Granchi-Taylor was born in Lyon to an Italian travelling salesman father and an English mother. He passed through the Cormon studio in the company of Toulouse-Lautrec and Émile Bernard. A friend of Gauguin, he stayed in Pont-Aven at the now famous Gloanec pension where he met Moret, Chamaillard, Maufra, Jourdan and O…
Grandsire Pierre-Eugène
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Pierre-Eugène Grandsire was a French painter born in Orléans and died in Paris. He was a student of Jules Noël and Jules Dupré. In 1852, he undertook a study trip to Venice. Other trips later led him to Austria, Flanders and Spain. His favourite subjects were romantic pictures, forest landscapes and views of harbour…
Grégoire Paul
Painter born in Pithiviers in the second half of the 19th century. He studied in Paris. Member of the French artists since 1902. He obtained an honourable mention in 1903. Heir to a wealthy family, he does not seem to have been very present at the Parisian salons, his personal fortune not obliging him to exhibit. He was…
Grolleron Paul
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Pupil of Léon Bonnat. Parisian painter and illustrator specialising in the painting of battles and military scenes. He was awarded a 3rd class medal at the 1886 Salon.
Gros Lucien
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Born in the Bas-Rhin, Lucien Gros studied with Ernest Meissonier, who was also the father of his best friend. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1865 to 1882. He won a medal in 1867. He began his career by painting historical scenes, then around 1880, he turned to Brittany and painted scenes illustrating the life of the…
Grün Maurice
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Russian painter born in Reval (now Tallinn in Estonia) and died in Paris in 1947. He studied at the Beaux-Arts in Munich before moving to Paris to attend the Académie Julian with Jules Lefebvre, Benjamin Constant and Tony Robert-Fleury between 1890 and 1893. Following his studies, he left for a trip to the United…
Gué Julien-Michel
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In 1794, following the assassination of his father during a black slave revolt, Julien-Michel Gué had to leave the island of Saint-Domingue where he was born, to return to Bordeaux, his family's home town. He was apprenticed in a tobacco factory, took drawing lessons in the evening and became a pupil of Jacques-Louis…
Guérin Ernest
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Ernest Guérin was a student of Lafont and Ronsin at the Beaux-Arts de Rennes. He exhibited in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français, of which he became a member and was a member of the South Wales Society. He also exhibited at the Royal Cambrian Academy. In 1905 he was awarded a vermeil medal at the École des Beaux…
Guillaume Émile
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Émile Guillaume was born in Paris in 1900, although his ancestors were Breton, two of whom were mayors of Questembert. In 1928, he spent his holidays with his grandmother in Le Pouliguen and decided to settle in La Baule. In association with the decorator Marcel Darroux, he was entrusted by Roger Bernheim with the…
Guillou Alfred
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It is thanks to Théphile Deyrolle and Alfred Guillou that Concarneau, a fishing port, has become one of the ports of art. Dozens of artists chose to live with them or to come regularly during the summer months in a climate that was conducive to creation. Son of the pilot Etienne Guillou, Alfred was noticed and…
Guinégault Pierre-Georges
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Pierre-Georges Guinégault is from Rennes. He was an engraver and illustrator from the Concarneau school. He did not attend the big Parisian Salons, which explains why little is known about him.
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Hagemans Paul
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Painter, draughtsman, engraver. Son of the painter Maurice Hagemans. Paul Hagemans studied at the Brussels Academy with Isidore Verheyen and Herman Richir (1899-1906). He painted portraits, figures, genre scenes, city and village views, landscapes, historical and religious subjects. He tackled all genres and styles, but…
Hallo Charles-Jean dit ALO
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The son of a military man, he spent his childhood in Dijon, where he attended the École des Beaux-Arts in that city, followed by the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He studied under Charles Cottet and Jacques-Émile Blanche before specialising in etching. From 1907, he exhibited at the annual Salon of the Société Nationale…
Herland Emma
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Emma Herland made her career in Brittany, in the Finistère region, which she discovered when her father, a naval pharmacist, was transferred to Brest. In 1884, she moved to Concarneau. Around 1920, she left Concarneau to live in Quimper. She became a member of the museum commission in 1914. Emma discovered and learned…
Hervé-Mathé Jules-Alfred attribué à
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Born in Mayenne, he spent his early years in Langres, his mother's homeland. Gifted for drawing, he took his first courses at the municipal school of Langres. He then attended the Parisian workshops of J.P. Laurens, Benjamin Constant, Baschet and Albert Maignan. In the 1890s, he founded the École spéciale d'art décoratif…
Hirschfeld Émil-Bénédiktoff
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It was in the opalescent light that enveloped the reality of the port in darkness and mystery that Hirschfeld's Slavic soul expressed itself most truly. Like Charles Cottet and the painters of the black band, he found his mark in the intimate poetry of chiaroscuro, adding a distinctive and distinguished note to Concarnois…
Homualk Charles
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Charles Homualk was born in Nantes and studied at the Beaux-Arts in that city. After his military service, he began a career in advertising. But he is best known as an illustrator of postcards on the theme of all the regions of France. In 1933, he began his collaboration with the Gabriel Artaud publishing house in Nantes,…
Janssaud Mathurin
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Born in Manosque, Mathurin Janssaud left his native Provence for Brittany and its special light. Concarneau became his home port. He belonged to the group of painters attached to this town, along with Alfred Guillou, Théophile Deyrolle, Henri Barnoin, Fernand Le Goût-Gérard... He endeavoured to transcribe light and…
Jean Haffen Yvonne
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From a family originating from the East of France, Yvonne Haffen showed an early interest in graphic arts, which she learned at a public school. After the war, her passion for drawing led her to attend classes at La Grande Chaumière and then, encouraged by her husband Edouard Jean, to work in the studio of the painter…
Jonas Lucien
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Born into an industrial family in the North of France, Lucien Jonas passed his baccalaureate in 1898, before entering the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. During his brilliant studies, he became a member of the Société des Artistes Français in 1901, while also working in the studio of Albert Maignan. The beginning of his…
Jozon Jeanne
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Sculptor born in Paris. Jeanne Jozon trained at the School of Fine Arts in Bourges and was a pupil of Puech. Member of the French Artists in 1906. She obtained an honourable mention in 1897. She collaborated for many years with the Lachenal factory, for whom she produced a whole series of small Breton women and men.
Kervella Jos
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He began his artistic studies at the Regional School of Fine Arts in Brest, then went on to the National Superior School of Fine Arts in Paris and finally to the Decorative Arts from 1934 to 1938. To finance his studies, during his holidays, he worked with Henriot where he became familiar with modelling. At the end…
Laboureur Jean-Emile
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Originally from the city of Nantes, he left for Paris in 1895. Enrolled in law school, he frequented artists, notably the engraver Auguste Lepère. After many trips, he returned to Paris in 1912 where he met Guillaume Apollinaire and Marie Laurencin. It was during this period that his drawing came closer to cubism, of…
Lachaud Jean
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Jean Lachaud is a painter, engraver and ceramist based in Brittany. He studied at the Beaux-Arts de Paris and then at the Académie Julian. His first woodcuts were exhibited in 1921 at the Salon d'automne in Paris. In 1923, he produced his first ceramics at the Henriot faience factory in Quimper. In 1934, he created…
Lachenal Raoul
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He first worked with his father, Edmond Lachenal, and exhibited his high-fired porcelain and stoneware for the first time at the age of 19. In 1911, he set up his own workshop in Boulogne-sur-Seine. He produced pottery with simple and symmetrical forms of oriental inspiration. Decorated with geometric motifs in relief on…
Lachenal Édmond
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The destiny of this draughtsman, painter, sculptor and decorator was to be a ceramist. As a teenager, he was apprenticed to the Deck brothers, earthenware manufacturers and enamellers in Vaugirard. He began as a potter-turner before becoming head of the porcelain painters' workshop. Lachenal worked for ten years with…
Lalaisse Hippolyte
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A portrait painter, animal painter and lithographer, he was born in Nancy in 1812 and died in Paris in 1884. He was a pupil of Charlet and later became his assistant professor at Polytechnique where he taught from 1839 to 1877. The publisher Pierre Henri Charpentier entrusted him with his book on Breton costumes. He…
Lalique René-Jules
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His creations mainly represent natural elements, animals and female nudes. René Lalique first distinguished himself in the context of Art Nouveau and then Art Deco. A goldsmith, glassmaker and designer, he worked for Cartier, designed jewellery for Sarah Bernhardt and enjoyed great success at the 1900 Paris World Fair. …
Le Beau Alcide
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Alcide Le Beau was born in Lorient. He is a rare artist of the Pont-Aven School, whose touch and vibrant forms translate a fiery lyricism that belongs only to him. His intimacy with nature is expressed sometimes in a thick, crumpled material with bright colours, sometimes in a smooth material with faded colours and…
Le Bozec Jules-Charles
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Jules-Charles Le Bozec was the youngest of seven children whose father, a shopkeeper, died shortly before his birth. He was a true artist with a solid education. He entered the Beaux-Arts of Rennes in 1920 where he attended the workshops of Roncin, Bourget and Collet. Then in 1924, he entered the National School of Fine…
Le Gout-Gérard Fernand
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A pupil at Saint-Lô College, he became a tax collector, like his father, an authorised agent of the Manche General Treasury. But at the age of 33, he decided to give up his profession for painting. He discovered Concarneau around 1890 and returned there for over forty years. A member of the Société nationale des Beaux…
Le Roux Eugène
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Louis Eugène Le Roux was a Parisian painter and lithographer. He was a pupil of François Édouard Picot at the Beaux-Arts de Paris where he entered in 1851. He was awarded a medal in 1864 and won the 3rd class medal at the 1873 Salon, and 2nd class at the 1875 Salon. During the Paris Commune, following Gustave Courbet…
Lecomte Paul
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Paul Lecomte was a student of the painter Emile Lambinet. He is considered one of the last representatives of the Barbizon school. His watercolors are influenced by Japonism. He painted rural scenes of the Ile-de-France and landscapes with a predilection for wooded ponds and colorful Provençal seascapes, especially…
Leduc Charles
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Charles Leduc was born into a family of Nantes merchants. He began his working life, after an unremarkable education, as a clerk for an uncle who ran a fertiliser business in Nantes. After throwing an inkwell at his uncle's head, the latter threw him out and he embarked on the first ship to leave. He became a long…
Lehman Jacques dit Nam
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Nam, whose real name was Jacques Lehman, came from a family of musicians from Alsace. He entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris around 1900, where he studied under Jean-Léon Gérôme. It was at this time that he began to draw animals in the Jardin des Plantes. Nam is an undisputed specialist of the animal world to which…
Leleux Adolphe Attribué à
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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…
Lemordant Jean-Julien
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Of Malouin origin, Jean-Julien Lemordant studied painting in Rennes and then in Paris, at the Bonnat workshop. He then followed in the footsteps of Gauguin in Pont-Aven and Doëlan, before settling in Penmarch. Taking advantage of the research of the Pont-Aven School and the Fauvists, he invented his own pictorial language…
Lenoir Pierre-Marie
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Parisian by birth but raised in Rennes.
Leuze-Hirschfeld Emmi
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Born in Vienna in 1884, she attended the École des Arts et Métiers. In 1905, at the age of 22, she moved to Concarneau and met her first love, the 38-year-old Russian painter Emil Bénédiktoff Hirschfeld. They got married the following year and moved into their new residence called "Ker Loar" not far from Le Gout Gérard…
Lévy-Dhurmer Lucien
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Genre painter, pastellist and sculptor, pupil of Collin, Vion and Wallet. He appears at the Salon des Artistes Français and obtains an honourable mention in 1896, a bronze medal in 1900 at the Universal Exhibition. He was made a knight of the Legion of Honour in 1902. He has been associated with the Salon de la Nationale…
Lijour J. A.
Lijour was a laboratory assistant at HB, where he prepared the chamotte clay used by Giovanni Leonardi during his summer stays in Quimper between 1922 and 1956. Between 1930 and 1940 he made a series of pieces with this same clay, his inspiration being daily life and wrestlers. His naive style can be compared to art brut…
Lucas Victor
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Born on 24 August 1897 in Saint James (Manche), he grew up in Vire where his father had a stone-cutting business. Encouraged by his drawing teacher, he successfully attempted the entrance exam to the Sèvres School of Ceramics. Victor Lucas thus benefited from a very advanced artistic training and then from a high quality…
Maillard Charles
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Born in Cholet, he attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Angers before entering the École Nationale Supérieur des Beaux-Arts in Paris where he frequented the studios of Louis-Ernest Barrias and Jules-Félix Coutan. From 1901 onwards, Charles Maillard regularly exhibited at the Salon des Artistes français and competed for…
Marcel-Laurent Emmanuel
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A painter and watercolourist of landscapes and seascapes, he was particularly attracted to the Breton coastline. He was part of the "Concarneau group" before being appointed official painter of the Navy in 1942. His works can be seen in the Musée de la Marine in Paris and in Brest.
Marec Jean
Unlisted painter.  
Marks Ferdinand-Louis
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Born in Bayeux. He exhibited at the Salon from 1884 to 1891. The Rouen Museum has a landscape by him.
Maroniez Georges
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As a young teenager, he began to paint in the Douai area. At first he painted the countryside and rural life in a classical, even academic style. He then moved on to seascapes and seaside scenes with the Wissant school. He excelled in this genre to the point of being presented as a painter of the sea. These paintings…
Marzin Alfred
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Alfred Marzin born in St Yriex in Haute Vienne. Student of Yan d'Argent. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français from 1920 to 1939. His production is exclusively devoted to Brittany: views of ports and small towns, scenes of the daily life of farmers and fishermen. In 1931 and 1932, he wrote and illustrated…
Maufra Maxime
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Painter of the Pont-Aven School. His favourite subjects are landscapes and seascapes. He was also an engraver. Born in Nantes, Maufra started painting with the brothers Charles and Alfred Leduc, reproducing landscapes along the Loire. It was during a stay with a trader in England imposed by his father that Maxime…
Mazuet Jean
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Introduced to sculpture by Elie Le Goff from Brioche, Jean Mazuet studied in Rennes with Bourget, then in Paris in Landowski's workshop. He won a silver medal at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1933 and joined the Seiz-Breur group in 1934, the year he became a member of the Société des Artistes Français. With…
Méheut François
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He is not related to the painter Mathurin Méheut, who was also inspired by Breton traditions. His father was a cabinetmaker in Saint-Brieuc. After three years of study at the regional school of fine arts in Rennes, François Méheut was admitted to the school of fine arts in Paris where he was a pupil of Jean Boucher. In…
Méheut Mathurin
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Mathurin Méheut is an artist who no longer needs to be introduced in Brittany, so great is his fame there. And it is a fair return, considering the love he had for this land. In 2013, he was honoured by the Musée de la Marine in Paris, which paid him a vibrant tribute in an exhibition retracing his work as a painter,…
Ménardeau Maurice
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A student of Charles Fouqueray who gave him a taste for naval scenes, he became an official painter of the navy in 1936. He discovered Brittany in 1924 and decided to settle there permanently in 1963. In Concarneau, he met A. Guillou and became friends with Delpy and Barnoin. Even if he became a marine painter, he also…
Micheau Vernez Robert
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Son of a naval officer, Robert Micheau studied at the Saint-Louis College in Brest where he attended evening classes at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts with the painter Charles Lautrou. From October 1926 to June 1928, he attended the Regional School of Fine Arts in Nantes in the studio of the painter Emile Simon, where he…
Midy Arthur
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Arthur Midy was born in Saint Quentin en Yveline. From the age of twelve, his talent as a painter was encouraged by the town, which awarded him several prizes and awards, and financed his training at the Beaux-Arts. At the same time, he followed an artistic training at the Académie Julian in Paris. He exhibited at the…
Mignon Lucien
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Painter of genre, still life and draughtsman. Lucien Mignon studied at the Beaux-Arts d'Angers, then at the Beaux-Arts in Paris with Jean-Léon Gérôme. At the beginning of his career, Mignon befriended Renoir with whom he worked in Cagnes. He was very impressed by Renoir's talent and his style was influenced by it. He won…
Milles Ruth
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Ruth Miles is a multi-faceted Swedish artist: sculptor, ceramist, illustrator and poet. She is the daughter of a Lieutenant. She studied at the Stockholm Technical School in 1892 and 1893 and then at the Royal Academy of Art from 1894 to 1898. During this time her brother Carl studied sculpture in Paris, where he was…
Millet Eugène
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Eugène Millet was a French decorative architect. He studied at the Beaux-Arts and then became a diocesan architect from 1848, before taking part in the national commission for historical monuments. He was a student of Viollet-le-Duc. He created at the Bordeaux Manufacture Vieillard this Japanese series called "Les…
Montfort Marie-Thérèse
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We know nothing about this artist except that she worked for the Manufacture Henriot in the 1930s. She must have made about twenty pieces for the Manufacture
Morchain Paul
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A naval painter appointed in 1921, Paul Morchain became a regular visitor to Douarnenez and its region. He established himself as a major painter of the Cornish countryside. His style is in the tradition of those local painters who seek the truth and atmosphere of local life with sincerity and which recalls the approach…
Moreau Camille
Moret Henry
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The most discreet of the painters of the Pont-Aven School. This Norman by birth, but Breton at heart, devoted most of his work to Brittany, whose wild landscapes and rough seas attracted many artists in search of renewal. Moret's arrival in Brittany in 1875 was due to his military service. He arrived in Lorient and…
Moser Carl
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Carl Moser grew up in Bolzano in a family of tanners that included several self-taught artists. After commercial training, he returned to his first love, painting, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. At the end of this training, he travels to Germany, Corsica, Italy and France, where he settles in 1901. There he…
Mosler Henry
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Henry Mosler was born in Eastern Europe and arrived in New York with his parents at the age of 8. Two years later, the family moved to Cincinnati into a large German Jewish community. Henry, still a teenager, apprenticed with a wood engraver, Horace C. Grosvenor, and also learned the rudiments of painting from an amateur…
Mouroux Anie
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As a student at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, she was the first female student to enter the competition for the Grand Prix de Rome for engraving medals. She was awarded the second Grand Prix de Rome for engraving in 1919, and was for a long time the only woman to be awarded this title. She…
Moy Maurice
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Maurice Moy is a painter from Rennes, a former student of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Rennes. He painted his native town, but also the whole of Brittany, with numerous seascapes. He also produced a few paintings of southern Algeria and Tunisia. A contemporary of Mathurin Méheut, he did not achieve the production or fame…
Nayel Auguste
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Auguste Nayel was a sculptor from Lorient at the end of the 19th century. After starting sculpture in the workshops of the Navy under the direction of Mr Meslin in 1859, he continued his artistic education in Angers under the direction of Jules Dauban, of whom he was the most brilliant student. After the 1870 war,…
Nicot Louis-Henri
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Born in 1878, Louis-Henri Nicot received his artistic education at the Beaux Arts in Rennes with Coquelin, Lenoir, Ronsin and then in Paris with Falguière, Mercié, Peter. During these years of very academic teaching, the artist was frequently honoured. He finished his studies in 1909. Very quickly the Breton theme…
Nicot Monique
Daughter of Louis-Henri Nicot.
Noël Gustave-Joseph
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Painter of genre, seascapes and landscapes. He first studied with his father Alexis Nicolas Noël then worked with P. Delaroche and Beaume. He exhibited at the Salon from 1840 to 1880 mainly landscapes and seascapes.
Noël Jules
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Jules Noël was born to a Breton mother (Plougasnou) and a father from Meurthe-et-Moselle (Sornéville). Although born in Nancy, he spent a large part of his childhood in Finistère (Quimper and then Lennon). He was the sixth of eight children. It was his father who first introduced him to drawing, then he took lessons…
ODETTA
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After having remained relatively aloof from Art Nouveau, it would have been a pity for the Quimper faience manufacturers to ignore the primitivist spirit that permeated all artistic fields in the twenty-fifties. Primitivism found its rightful resonance in the Breton soul and tradition. The Celtic origins of the Bretons…
Pascal Paul
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Born in Melun, he studied painting in Paris with A. Maignan. He exhibited with the French artists from 1894, and became a member. In love with Brittany, he painted many landscapes and genre scenes.
Pégot-Ogier Jean
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Jean Pégot-Ogier is a French painter, decorator, illustrator, journalist and art critic. Born in 1877 in Salamanca (Spain), Jean Pégot-Ogier came to live in Hennebont from 1886, at the Château de Bellevue, which had become the family property. While enjoying the artistic atmosphere that his father, a writer, photographer…
Perrotte
Behind this name is a couple. We know that they work in Pontivy and bake their pieces in their own oven. Over the years, they have created a huge gallery of costumes from all over Brittany.
Philippe Paul
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We know nothing about this painter who was active at the beginning of the 20th century. His work, mainly done in Concarneau, links him to this school. It could also be an assumed name. Whatever the case, his resemblance to the pastellist Mathurin Janssaud is undeniable. It could be one and the same painter. Quite often…
Philippoteaux Paul
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Born in Paris into a family of artists, Paul Philippoteaux studied at the Lycée Henri IV. Like his father Félix, he was destined to become a painter and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, continuing his training in his father's studio and then with Léon Cognet and Alexandre Cabanel. His father was a…
Plouhinec Pierre
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An artist of colour, Pierre PLOUHINEC knows how to convey the bewitching charms of Brittany by distilling here and there in his paintings a few touches of sunlight. He was selected for the International Grand Prix of Deauville in 1961, and participated in the 1962 Winter Exhibition. In 1964, he became a member of the…
Porcheron Lucien Emile
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Lucien Émile Porcheron was born in Grand-Pressigny on 3 January 1876 to a bricklayer father. He obtained a scholarship to continue his studies at the École des Beaux-Arts in Tours, where he confirmed his talents so well with his first teacher, Félix Laurent, that he was admitted to the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts in…
Porson Henriette
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After studying at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Nantes, Henriette Porson joined the Académie Julian in Paris, where she took painting classes at the Jean-Paul Laurens studio and sculpture classes at the Atelier Royer. From 1906 to 1909, she exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français, where she won several medals and…
Postec Laurent
19th century painter born in Pleyben. Pupil of Pils and Jobbé-Duval. He was exhibited three times at the Paris Salon: in 1876 with a scene of washerwomen, in 1877 with a fairground entrance, in 1879 with an engagement. All his scenes are situated in Pleyben.
Pressey Helen-Adélaïde
American school of the 19th century.
Quéré René
Born in Ploaré, near Douarnenez, René Quéré studied fine arts in Quimper in the 1950s. His teachers were Jos Le Corre and Pierre Toulhoat. It was at their invitation that he worked at the Keraluc earthenware factory in Quimper. From 1956 onwards, he participated in collective exhibitions. He mainly showed groups of…
Quillivic René
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Sculptor, painter, ceramist and engraver, this man has more than one string to his bow. Quillivic was born in Plouhinec, near the Bay of Audierne, into a family of fishermen. After the death of his brother at sea, he gave up fishing and became a marine carpenter, which allowed him to learn carpentry and woodcarving…
Ravalec-Mazet Charles
Unfortunately, nothing is known about this artist, except that he worked at Faïenceries Henriot in the 1930s.
Renaud Georges
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Born in Paris in 1901. Georges Renaud began his apprenticeship at a very young age with a cabinetmaker in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, then was hired by a sculptor in the rue Léon-Frot, whose workshop he took over when the latter died. Specialised in bronze work, he was responsible for the renovation of the large…
Renaud Francis
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Born in St Brieuc, after attending the town's municipal drawing classes, Francis Renaud entered the Rennes School of Fine Arts, where he attended the Ronsin and Laffont studios. In 1908, he entered the National School of Fine Arts in the workshops of Merson, Cormon and Injalbert. In 1913, he abandoned painting in favour…
Renoleau Alfred
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French ceramist, known for his production of naturalistic earthenware, directly inspired by the creations of Bernard Palissy (1510-1590). Nothing predestined this hairdresser to become an earthenware maker, and yet in 1891 he created the Angoulême earthenware factory. From this factory, he produced earthenware, but also…
Richard Victor-Julien
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Born in Les Sables d'Olonne and died in Nantes, he was a local man. A landscape painter and still life painter, Victor Richard trained with Pierre Auguste Coutan. He favoured subjects from the Vendée and Brittany, as well as genre scenes. Many of his paintings are in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nantes.
Rivière Henri
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As a student of Bin, he learns the different techniques of engraving, especially the intaglio, and executes etchings from 1884. In Paris, he was one of the most active artists at the Chat Noir cabaret. An advocate of Japanese art, he learns wood engraving. From then on, he combined an off-centre layout, solid colours and…
Robin Jorj dit BRION
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Born in Nantes into a family of artists, he was brought up largely by his grandfather, Joseph Vallet, a sculptor. Georges Robin naturally entered the Beaux-Arts de Nantes at the age of 14. He continued his studies at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris where he was taught by Jean Boucher. He was…
Roullet Gaston
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French school, painter of landscapes and seascapes. Pupil of Jules Noël. Knight of the Legion of Honour in 1895. He left numerous works from his travels in Normandy and Brittany. Adventurous, his trip to Tonkin is part of his particular interest in the picturesque, and in the emotion that wild landscapes inspire him…
Roussin Victor
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Victor Roussin painted all his life with love and realism Brittany and its peasants. A pupil of Lapito and Evariste Luminais, he was a lawyer, director of the Domains, deputy of Finistère and married the adopted daughter of General Cambronne. Born in Quimper, he took up residence at the Château de Kéraval, in Plomelin,…
Roux Paul
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French watercolourist and engraver. He is the son of the painter Louis Roux. He was a student of Cabanel and Harpignies. Very quickly he fled from academism and painted from the motif in the forest of Fontainebleau, in Normandy and in Brittany. He travelled to England where he painted the countryside and the banks of the…
Sandoz Edouard-Marcel
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Édouard-Marcel Sandoz was born in Switzerland. He is a figurative and animal sculptor and watercolourist. He studied at the École des Beaux-arts in Paris with Antonin Mercié and Jean-Antoine Injalbert. Sandoz is best known for his numerous porcelain boxes, bottles, carafes, tea and coffee sets. He worked with various…
Savigny Berthe
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Berthe Savigny was born in Quimper. Her father was a wine and spirits merchant but also an enlightened amateur painter. He was a friend of Gauguin, Appolinaire and Max Jacob. Berthe Savigny grew up in this artistic world. Moreover, her brothers and sisters all embraced an artistic career, as did her nephews. The best…
Scheidecker Frank
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Born in the 1870s in Manchester to an Alsatian father who designed fabrics, Frank Scheidecker made a career in Mulhouse in the arts and crafts. But his passion remained painting and watercolours, which his father did not give him the opportunity to study at the Beaux-Arts, so as not to lose his talent within the family…
Scott Georges
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Born in the 1870s in Manchester to an Alsatian father who designed fabrics, Frank Scheidecker made a career in Mulhouse in the arts and crafts. But his passion remained painting and watercolours, which his father did not give him the opportunity to study at the Beaux-Arts, so as not to lose his talent within the family…
Semitecolo Leonardo
There is no precise biographical information on this Venetian optician. The only known event in his life is the award of a gold medal for a silver spectacle in 1825. His Venetian workshop was located at 4964 in the famous St. Mark's Square. Semitecolo is an important brand in the field of optics for having invented…
Sévellec Jim
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Eugène Sévellec, known as Jim Sévellec, was born and raised in Camaret-sur-Mer, the son of a state sailor. Two elements favoured his artistic vocation: his father who encouraged him in the freedom of his aesthetic expression, and Camaret which was then a place of confluence of artists of various horizons. We can mention…
Simon Lucien
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A student of Tony Robert-Fleury at the Académie Julian, then of Ménard and Prinet, he made his debut at the Salon of 1885 with academic canvases that reflected his interest in genre scenes, then in portraits of interiors. The discovery of Brittany opened up a new path for him; he painted everyday subjects with vivacity,…
Simon Paul
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Paul Simon is the eldest son of the painter Lucien Simon. It is thus in an artistic atmosphere that the young Paul grows up. His father, Lucien Simon, taught him the rudiments of drawing and painting. His mother taught him watercolour. Finally, his uncle André Dauchez, a painter-engraver-photographer and brother of his…
Simon Émile
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Born in Rennes, he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in his native town before obtaining a scholarship to study in Paris at the famous Cormon studio. In 1912, he won the Rome competition. After World War I, he found a position as a teacher at the Nantes Fine Arts School, which he headed a few years later. In the…
Souillet Georges
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A landscape painter, he began his art studies at the École des Beaux-Arts in Tours, where he grew up under the guidance of Félix Laurent, and continued at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where his teachers included Alexandre Cabanel and Léon Bonnat. He exhibited from 1888 until the end of his life in 1947, in Paris at…
Stany-Gauthier Joseph
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Born in Carcassonne. After a good secondary education, Joseph Stany-Gauthier entered the School of Fine Arts in Montpellier. In 1905, he continued his studies at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris. As a young architect and decorator with a state diploma, he set up a small decoration workshop. In 1908, he became a…
Tavin A.
Artist not listed.
Thompson Sydney Lough
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He was born in Oxford, New Zealand, and if it had not been for Petrus Van der Velden, a German painter who ended his career in New Zealand, the young Thompson would have become a sheep farmer like his father. In 1895, urged on by his father, he enrolled as a student at Canterbury College School of Art in Christchurch…
Toulhoat Pierre
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Pierre Toulhoat was born in Quimper on 1 September 1923. He spent the first years of his life in Kerfeunteun, to the north of the town. In this environment, the young boy found something to satisfy his curiosity in all areas, particularly with regard to craft techniques. However, the outbreak of the Second World War and…
Trayer Jean-Baptiste-Jules
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Born in Metz, he attended the Beaux-Arts in his native city, then went on to Paris to attend the Académie Suisse (Lequien's studio). From 1857 to 1884, he lived in Brittany, successively in the region of Quimperlé, Concarneau and Pont-Aven where he painted scenes of markets, pardons and popular festivals. He regularly…
Trigo Zenon
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Spanish portrait painter, pupil of Eduardo Rosales Martinez (1836-1873).
Vaillant Pierre
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Pierre Vaillant was the son of an architect from the Eure et Loire region. He spent his early years in Chartres and then entered the Beaux-Arts in Paris in the workshop of Gérôme and Baschet. On leaving school, he discovered Brittany where he met Charles Cottet, whose friend and disciple he became. He often stayed in…
Vallayer-Moutet Pauline
Genre painter born in Paris at the end of the 19th century. Student of J. P. Laurens and T. Robert Fleury. Member of the French Artists since 1901. She won a bronze medal at the 1900 Universal Exhibition, then an honourable mention in 1906 and a third class medal in 1909. She often represented interior scenes.
Van Hasselt Willem
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Originally from the Netherlands, he studied at the Royal Academy of Rotterdam, his teachers were Stiening and Van Maardijk. He began to be known in the Netherlands in 1907, exhibited in London in 1909, in Rotterdam in 1910 and then moved to Paris in 1911. He met Maurice Denis and frequented the circle of Vuillard who…
Vasselon Marius
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From a family of artists, Marius Vasselon was a student of Bonnat and Dessurgey. Landscape painter, portraitist, still life painter, he exhibited at the Salon des Artistes français from 1890. He lived in Montmartre and travelled in Northern Europe and in the Guérande region. He is known for his paintings of Batz-sur-mer,…
Viaud Charles
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Charles Viaud, a former student of the Beaux-Arts in Nantes, was a natural son of Pierre Loti. Passionate about the sea and fishing, he settled in the Ville Close like many painters. He initiated the opening of the Fishing Museum, which was inaugurated in July 1961 and of which he became the curator. This museum is…
Villard Robert
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Robert Villard began his adult life with the First World War. After the war, he confirmed his early vocation as a painter and joined the Cubist movement of the 1920s, participating in the Salon des Indépendants and the Salon d'Automne. He exhibited seascapes and landscapes. This period is very important in his artistic…
Villard Abel
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Born in Ploaré near Douarnenez, Abel Villard spent his life in Quimper where he divided his time between his love of painting and business. He founded the Confiturerie Villard in 1924, on rue de la Providence in Quimper, which he managed until 1950. Like his father, Abel Villard taught drawing. A friend and…
Vincent-Blandin Louise
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Louise Blandin is the sister of the painter Etienne Blandin (1903-1991). After classical studies, she studied nursing. In 1927 she married Yvan Joseph Vincent and became Louise Vincent-Blandin. It was in Paris, while visiting museums at the beginning of her marriage, that she had a revelation about sculpture. She decided…
Will Frank
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Painter and watercolourist. He was born in Nanterre (Hauts de Seine) in 1900. Son of the painter Frank Boggs of American origin, Frank-Will signed at the beginning Franque, William Frank, or only Frank; it is in 1919 that he definitively adopted his pseudonym. Between 1914 and 1918 he stayed with his father on the…
Wintz Raymond
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He is the son of the painter Guillaume Wintz (1823-1899) and the husband of the painter Renée Carpentier (-Wintz) (1913-2003). Raymond Wintz was trained at the École des Arts Décoratifs and the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He was a pupil of Jules Adler and began to exhibit at the Salon des Artistes…
Wulfart Max
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Max Wulfart was born in Frauenburg, Russia, but lived in France. He was a student of Cormon and J.P. Laurens in Paris. Exhibits at the Salon des Artistes Français since 1914. Portraitist and interior painter. We know his portraits of Anatole France, Alphonse XIII and Albert Einstein. Several of his works can be found in…
Yan Robert
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The son of a sea captain, Robert Yan was born in 1901 in Arcachon. While he was still very young, his father moved with his family to Quintin and then to Landerneau. His first vocation being architecture, he entered the National School of Fine Arts in 1920, but turned to painting in 1924 and entered the studio of…