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Léon COMERRE (1850-1916) ~ Ballerina ✿



















Léon François Comerre (1850-1916) was a French Orientalist Academic painter, famous for his portraits of beautiful women.
Comerre was born in Trélon, in the Département du Nord, the son of a schoolteacher. He moved to Lille with his family in 1853. From an early age he showed an interest in art and became a student of Alphonse Colas at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lille, winning a gold medal in 1867.
From 1868 a grant from the Département du Nord allowed him to continue his studies in Paris at the famous École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in the studio of Alexandre Cabanel. There he came under the influence of Orientalist. Comerre first exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1871 and went on to win prizes there in 1875 and 1881.

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