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Alphonse Legros
ALPHONSE LEGROS (8 May 1837 – 8 December 1911) was a French painter, etcher , sculptor, and medallist . CONTENTS * 1 Life * 2 Works * 3 References * 3.1 Attribution * 4 Further reading * 5 External links LIFELegros was born in Dijon
Dijon
; his father was an accountant, and came from the neighbouring village of Véronnes
Véronnes
. While young, Legros visited the farms of his relatives, and the peasants and landscapes of that part of France are the subjects of many of his works. He was sent to the art school at Dijon
Dijon
with a view to qualifying for a trade, and was apprenticed to Maître Nicolardo , house decorator and painter of images. In 1851, Legros left for Paris to take another situation; but passing through Lyon
Lyon
he worked for six months as journeyman wall-painter under the decorator Beuchot, who was painting the chapel of Cardinal Bonald in the cathedral
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