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/.
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