LEGRAS August Johannes
Oil on canvas: 50 x 70 cm / 19.7 x 27.5 in
Signed and dated '1896' lower right
Painter of animals, portraits, figures, town views and still lifes; draughtsman and etcher. Orientalist.
August Johannes Legras was a pupil of Auguste Allebé, Barend Wijnveld jr and Rudolf Stang at the Amsterdam Academy of Fine Arts (1879-1887). He lived and worked in Baarn in 1890 and in Amsterdam in 1891, before moving to Algeria. In 1899 he returned to Amsterdam, in 1900-1901 he lived in Hilversum, in 1901-1905 in Blaricum and from 1905 on in Laren. He visited Tunis and Algiers.
Some of his works are conserved at the Drents Museum in Assen, The Netherlands.
Amsterdam 1864 - Laren 1915
Assen - Hilversum - Laren
P. Scheen, "Lexicon Nederlandse beeldende kunstenaars; 1750-1880", The Hague 1981, p. 175.