Louis Abel-Truchet  (French, 1857-1918) 

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Louis Abel-Truchet, Un après-midi aux courses

 

Louis Abel-Truchet
Un après-midi aux courses
Stoppenbach & Delestre
Louis Abel-Truchet, Le Palais des Doges et le pont de la Paille

 

Louis Abel-Truchet
Le Palais des Doges et le pont de la Paille
Jody Klotz Fine Art
 
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Louis Abel-Truchet, Jardin ensoleille

 

Louis Abel-Truchet
Jardin ensoleille
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Louis Abel-Truchet, Le kiosque, boulevard de Clichy

 

Louis Abel-Truchet
Le kiosque, boulevard de Clichy, 1891
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Louis Abel-Truchet, Place de l'Opera

 

Louis Abel-Truchet
Place de l'Opera
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  Louis Abel-Truchet was an important French painter, etcher and lithographer in his lifetime. He was born in 1857 in Versailles. He is predominantly known for his paintings depicting Paris at the turn of the century, with cafés, theatres, shops, everyday life and fashionable Parisians forming an essential part of the subject matter.
  Abel-Truchet studied under Julian Lefebvre and Benjamin Constant. He exhibited from 1891 in various salons. He was a founding member of the Salon d'Automne and the Societe des Humoristes. He also exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français and the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, becoming a member in 1910.
  Though influenced by impressionism, Abel-Truchet is also satirical at times and his work focused on the Belle Epoque, linking him with artists such as Galien-Laloue, Forain and Steinlen.
  In 1914, aged fifty seven, he volunteered to fight in the World War One. He was to produce a series of lithographs depicting scenes from his experiences. He commanded a section of fighting troops during the war and was awarded the Legion of Honour and La Croix de Guerre. Abel-Truchet died in service in the last few months of the war.