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Chas Laborde

(Buenos Aires: 8 August 1886 - Paris: December 1941)

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Théophile Lacaze

(1799 – 1846)


Born into a family of wine merchants in Libourne (Gironde) on June 15, 1799, Pierre Théophile Lacaze learned painting by himself and saw his first painting accepted at the Salon of 1824. Rewarded in 1827 at the exhibition of the Société Philomathique de Bordeaux, from 1830 onwards he adopted a romantic style particularly influenced by the works of Delacroix.

In 1834, he took part in the Bordeaux Exhibition for the benefit of the poor, presenting seven highly acclaimed works (six watercolours and one drawing): "... I am very pleased to be able to present this exhibition. Mr. Lacaze's delicious compositions were a great draw for the audience. A warm and vigorous colour, an incorrect drawing sometimes but always spiritual, a great naivety in the poses, a wise composition, a perfect harmony of shadows and light classify Mr. Lacaze as one of the most distinguished. »

In 1838, Lacaze was awarded two silver medals at the exhibition of the Société Philomathique de Bordeaux for his pastels and for the painting "The Late Romantic". Richard and the Moorish doctor. At Salon , Jesus blessing the children, A large-sized work of art that received the Bronze Medal and was acquired by Queen Marie-Amélie during her visit to the Salon and then exhibited in her apartments. This painting entered the Louvre Museum and was deposited in the chapel of the military school of Saint-Cyr on 21 June 1890, but was unfortunately destroyed during the Second World War.

Awarded at the 1839 Salon,  Richard and Dr. Moor is then  acquired by the King for his personal collection.

On 17 August 1840, the Commission des monuments historiques de la Gironde appointed Lacaze as a corresponding member in Libourne, with the title of history painter. The following year, he once again took part in the exhibition of the Société Philomathique de Bordeaux and was awarded the gold medal for his history paintings.

Having become a renowned painter, he received the Duke of Orleans and the Duke and Duchess of Nemours in his studio in Libourne.

Pierre Théophile Lacaze died on September 5, 1846.

The Libourne museum, which owns several of his works, organized the first retrospective of Lacaze's work in 1963.

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Maurice Lalau

Maurice George-Élie Lalau was a French illustrator, draughtsman and painter, born on 27 July 1881 in Paris 9e and died in Paris 16e on 14 April 19611.


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Wilfredo Lam

(Sagua La Grande, Cuba : - Boulogne-Billancourt :

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Marie Laurencin

(Paris: October 31, 1883 - June 8, 1956)

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Paul-Albert Laurens

(Paris: 18 January 1870 - Toulon: 27 September 1934)

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Thérèse Le Prat

In twenty years, Thérèse Le Prat photographed the actors in more than two hundred and fifty classical or modern plays, including Louis Jouvet, Alain Cuny, Maria Casarès, Gérard Philipe, Jean-Louis Barrault and Jean Vilar. Using photographic realism to make the most of the combinations offered by changes of costume, make-up and lighting, she created a highly personal body of work whose chief subject of inspiration is the mystery of the human face.

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Pierre le-Tan

(Neuilly-sur-Seine: 5 June 19501 - Villejuif: 17 September 2019)

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Charles Léandre

- Paris:

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Jean Lebedeff

Born in 1884 in Bogorodsk, Russia, Jean Lebedeff left his country at the age of 22, embarking on a long journey to France. Settled in Paris in 1909, he was received at the School of Fine Arts and frequented Russian artists living in Paris. He follows the teaching of the master engraver Paul Bornet who introduces him to xylography and chooses against the current engravers of his time, wood engraving over and over with a Japanese knife. This allows him to immediately affirm his personal style recognizable among all.

"One of the most important wood engravers of the twentieth century."
G. Dugnat and P. Sanchez, Dictionary of French and foreign engravers, illustrators and poster artists

In Montparnasse, he frequents many artists such as Picabia, Mayakovsky, Ravel, Pierre Mac Orlan, Éric Satie, Blaise Cendrars, Soutine, Modigliani and André Salmon, as well as Henri Matisse's studio in Issy-les-Moulineaux. Friends with Pierre Kropotkin, Lébéde is close to the Russian libertarian movement during the years 1920-1930.

Lebedeff illustrated hundreds of works, including the famous Eglogues (Paris, 1942) and The Centaur. He participated in the work of his friend Paul Coban and also teaches him engraving, signing some works of their two names.

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Vladimir Lebedev

Saint Petersburg : 26 May 1891 - 21 November 1967

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Bernard Lefebvre

Lefebvre Bernard dit Ellebé (1906 - 1992).

Born in Rouen on 27 March 1906, died in Rouen on 30 November 1992. Collaborator at the weekly L'Illustration from 1927 to 1940, he joined Free France in 1941 and from 1944 onwards became head of the photographic department of the Colonial Office of the Provisional Government of the Republic. After the Liberation, he became director of the photographic services of the regional daily newspaper Paris-Normandie. In 1949, he and his wife opened Photo Ellebé, a professional studio on Place Beauvoisine.

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Fernand Léger

(born on 4 February 1881, in Argentan - Orne and died on 17 August 1955, in Gif-sur-Yvette - Essonne)

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Jean Leppien

(Lüneburg, Germany :  the 

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Foto Levi

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André Lhote

(born in Bordeaux on 5 July 1885 and died in Paris on 25 January 1962)

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Guido Llinas

(Cuba :  - Paris: 

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