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"THE MODELS"


Maurice LELOIR (France 1851 - France 1940)


Oil on panel: 60.5 x 73.5 cms / 23.8 x 28.9 ins
Signed and dated '1883' lower right

Provenance: French School


Exhibitions: Chatou - Paris


Literature: E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 8, p. 787.


Artist Biography: Painter of historical subjects and genre scenes; watercolourist, engraver and illustrator.

Maurice Leloir was the son of Jean-Baptiste Leloir and the watercolourist Heloïse Colin and the brother of Alexandre Louis Leloir, from whom he was pupil. He exhibited as a member at the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris. In 1906 he founded the Société de l'Histoire du Costume. He gave a large number of pieces to the city of Paris, which were at the root of the Museum of Costumes. Leloir was chairman of the Société des Aquarellistes Français. In 1929, he left for Hollywood, where he was artistic director of the movie "The Iron Mask".


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