Edouard Léon Cortès  (French, 1882-1969) 

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Edouard Léon Cortès, Le Moulin Rouge

 

Edouard Léon Cortès
Le Moulin Rouge
Auction: May 16, 2014
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
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Edouard Léon Cortès, Park Scene

 

Edouard Léon Cortès
Park Scene
Auction: May 16, 2014
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Edouard Léon Cortès, Park Scene

 

Edouard Léon Cortès
Park Scene
Auction: May 16, 2014
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Edouard Léon Cortès, Harbor Scene

 

Edouard Léon Cortès
Harbor Scene
Auction: May 16, 2014
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
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Edouard Léon Cortès, Coin de jardin, Lagny

 

Edouard Léon Cortès
Coin de jardin, Lagny
Auction: Apr 30, 2014
Dallas Auction Gallery
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Edouard Léon Cortès, Marché de Lagny

 

Edouard Léon Cortès
Marché de Lagny
Auction: Apr 30, 2014
Dallas Auction Gallery
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Edouard Léon Cortès, Place de Clichy, Paris, by night

 

Edouard Léon Cortès
Place de Clichy, Paris, by night
Trinity House
Edouard Léon Cortès, Place de Clichy, Paris, by dusk

 

Edouard Léon Cortès
Place de Clichy, Paris, by dusk
Trinity House
Edouard Léon Cortès, Les Champs Elysees

 

Edouard Léon Cortès
Les Champs Elysees
Haynes Fine Art of Broadway
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Edouard Léon Cortès, Marché aux fleurs sur la place de la Madeleine à Paris

 

Edouard Léon Cortès
Marché aux fleurs sur la place de la Madeleine à Paris
oil on canvas

 

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Edouard Léon Cortès, Paris, Vue du pont au change

 

Edouard Léon Cortès
Paris, Vue du pont au change
oil on canvas

 

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Edouard Léon Cortès, Boulevard de la Madeleine

 

Edouard Léon Cortès
Boulevard de la Madeleine
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Edouard Cortes was born into a family of artists and artisans in Paris, 1882. His grandfather, Andre Cortes, was famous for his work on the stained glass windows of the Cathedral of Seville and his father, Antonio Cortes, was a painter at the royal court of Spain. In this artistically conducive atmosphere, Edouard showed exceptional talent early and decided at a young age that he was destined to be a painter. He once stated, "I was born from and for painting."

In his youth, Cortes trained at his father's studio and was also given advice and encouragement from his brother (also a painter) and other local artists. Surprisingly, before undergoing his formal education at the National French Art School in Paris, a sixteen-year old Cortes first exhibited his work at the national exhibition of the Societe des Artistes Francais in Paris, 1899. His large painting, Le Labour, was a great success and the French press lauded the young phenomenon of the French art scene.

Edouard eventually became a member of the French Artists' Society, exhibiting his works every year as his reputation began to grow. In 1901 Cortes began his long tradition of painting different vignettes of Paris. He also painted familial interiors, landscapes, and seascapes but achieved his greatest fame through these masterly and expressive Parisian scenes. In 1915, he was awarded the Silver Medal at the Salon des Artistes Francais and the Gold Medal at the Salon des Independents. He also received numerous awards at the Salon d'Hiver during his artistic career.