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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Comerre Leon Francois (French artist, 1850 – 1916)


Comerre Leon Francois was a French academic painter, famous for his portraits of beautiful women.Comerre was born in Trélon, in the Département du Nord, the son of a schoolteacher. He moved to Lille with his family in 1853. From an early age he showed an interest in art and became a student of Alphonse Colas at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lille, winning a gold medal in 1867. From 1868 a grant from the Département du Nord allowed him to continue his studies in Paris at the famous École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in the studio of Alexandre Cabanel. There he came under the influence of orientalism.In 1884, he moved to Vésinet, a suburb of Paris, where he remained until his death in 1916. His wife Jacqueline Comerre-Paton was also a painter. His nephew was the renowned artist Albert Gleizes.
The Flower Seller
 Morning Glories
 Danae
The Triumph of the Swan
Blonde woman

The Favourite of the Harem
Portrait Of The Ballerina Rosita Mauri
Portrait of Suzanne Hudelo 
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An Eastern Beauty
The Pretty Maid
Judith
The Sultan s Favorite
The Favorite
Woman with a Peacock

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