Alphonse Legros

Alphonse Legros

France 1837 - 1911

Painting, Etching

Alphonse Legros
Alphonse Legros
Male
France
1837
March 3, 2013
Behind the pseudonym of Lor Dethal lies Nemanja Torlak, a writer for Widewalls intrigued and moved by diversity in art and in the lives of those who create it. It is often the unexpected that come forth and surprise us, and art is a world that allows it and makes it possible. David beats the Goliath daily, and writing about it is a pleasure.

An etcher and a painter, Alphonse Legros was regarded as an influential teacher of his time. Becoming a British citizen in 1881, Legros served as a professor for nearly 20 years at the Slade School, introducing etching and modelling in his teaching methods.

Featured image: Alphonse Legros – The Pilgrimage (detail), 1871. Photo credits http://artuk.org/.
Image used for illustrative purposes only.