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LEROY, Louis Joseph (1812 - 1885), Pastellist, engraver, dramatist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LEROY, Louis Joseph (1812 - 1885), Pastellist, engraver, dramatist

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1812, in Paris; died 1885, in Paris.

Pastellist, engraver (etching), dramatist. Landscapes.

Louis Joseph Leroy exhibited at the Salon from 1835 to 1861 and was awarded a third-class medal in 1838. It was he who, in 1874, invented the epithet 'Impressionism' which was taken up by the painters whose exhibition was mocked by the critics.

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