Legrais Alphonse (Legros Alphonse)( French and English painter, engraver and sculptor)
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Biography Legrais Alphonse (Legros Alphonse)
Born May 8, 1837 in Dijon. Entered as an apprentice to the painter, then moved to Paris, where he studied at the theater artist (1851) and simultaneously in the School of Fine Arts. In the early engravings Legros (1857) shows the influence of Millet and his first paintings close circle Courbet. In 1863 he worked in London, where he was appointed professor at Slade School of Fine Arts in University College (1876), in 1881 received British citizenship.
Scenes Legros prints - landscapes and scenes from the life of French peasants, imbued with a deep compassion for the suffering. Etchings Canal and the Death of a tramp - excellent examples of his work. These sheets and portraits (for example, Portrait of Cardinal Manning) give the right to consider the artist's one of the best masters of etching in 19 in. His achievements in lithography and sculpture also deserve attention. The largest collection of etchings by the master is in the Boston Public Library. Died Legros in Watford near London on Dec. 8, 1911.