Jules Marie Auguste Leroux

male / French
painter, illustrator
Auguste Leroux was a great success as an illustrator of works by authors such as Giacomo Casanova, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Honoré de Balzac, Gustave Flaubert, Stendhal and Anatole France
Paris 1871-04-14
Paris 1954-03-26
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Son of Gustav Ferdinand Leroux who was a publisher of prints established at 43 rue Saint-André-des-Arts; Auguste Leroux was the father of Madeleine Leroux, Lucienne Leroux and André Leroux
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Biographical information
École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (Parijs)
As a young man he entered the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs where he studied drawing of nudes from models and after academics. He was forced work on fashion drawings and illustrations for children.
École des Beaux-Arts (Parijs)
In 1892 he was then admitted to the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts on the Rue Bonaparte, where he studied in the studio of Léon Bonnat
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  • Rome 1895 - 1898
    he left for Italy for three years of study at the Villa Medici in Rome from 1895 to 1898
  • Parijs 1898
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genre, history (as a genre), portrait
  • Prix de Rome
    He won the first Grand Prix de Rome in June 1894 with Judith presenting the Head of Holofernes to the people of Bethulia.
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