"Léon Geille De Saint-léger (1863-1937) - Port Of Perros-guirec, Brittany"Léon Geille de Saint-Léger (1863-1937)
Port of Perros-Guirec, Britanny
Gouache and graphite on paper signed lower right and situated
Framed under glass
Sight format: 14.8 x 22.5 cm
Format (frame): 34 x 42 cm
Born in Algiers and died in the same city, he was a painter and draughtsman of mainly orientalist inspiration. He attended the courses of Hyppolyte Dubois at the Algiers Conservatory, then was sent by her as a scholarship holder to Paris. A student of Hebert, Luc-Olivier Merson, Lehmann, Adrien Demont and Jules Lefebvre at the École des Beaux-Arts, he exhibited his first works in Algiers in 1883, at the age of nineteen. In Paris, at the Société des Artistes français where he was a member, he regularly exhibited orientalist and Brittany views at the Salon des Champs-Elysées from 1893 to 1899.