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Léon François Comerre
French, 1850–1916
 A Master of Beauty and Oriental Elegance

Léon François Comerre, an emblematic figure of French academic painting, is celebrated for his captivating portraits that embody feminine beauty and the charm of Oriental motifs. Born in Trélon, France, on October 10, 1850, Comerre’s artistic voyage commenced at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lille, under Alphonse Colas. His prodigious talent was evident early on, culminating in a gold medal in 1867.

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