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Édouard Leon Cortès

by on January 22, 2013

Édouard Leon Cortès, deceased, (French, 1882-1969).

Édouard Leon Cortès, French impressionist artist of French and Spanish ancestry. Founder and Honorary President of the Union des Beaux-Arts de Lagny.
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Édouard Leon Cortès is known as ‘le Poete Parisien de la Peinture’ or the Parisian Poet of Painting because of his beautiful and diverse Paris cityscapes in a variety of weather and night settings.

Édouard Leon Cortès began his studies at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.  His first exhibition was in 1901. His first North American exhibition was in 1945. He was awarded the Prix Antoine-Quinson from the Salon de Vincennes.

Born on August 6, 1882 in Lagny-sur-Marne, about  twenty miles east of Paris. His father, Antonio Cortès, had been a painter for the Spanish Royal court. In 1914 Cortès married Fernande Joyeuse, with whom he had a daughter in 1916. His wife died in 1918 and he married his sister-in-law Lucienne Joyeuse.  On November 26, 1969 Cortès died in Lagny. His funeral was her on November 28, 1969 at the church of Lagny with a large attendance, including municipal representatives and members of the Union des Beaux-Arts, which he had founded in 1926 and of which he was the honorary president.  Cortès was survived by his daughter, Jacqueline Cortès, who has since passed away.

All paintings in the Arnot Private Collections are listed in the Catalogue Raisonne Book II and Book III by Nicole Verdier. Call Arnot Gallery to view paintings in the personal collection of the Arnot family by Édouard Leon Cortès.



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