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LESAGE, Augustin (1876 - 1954), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LESAGE, Augustin (1876 - 1954), Painter

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1876, in St-Pierre-lez-Auchel; died 1954, in Burbure.


Art Brut, Art Médiumnique.

Augustin Lesage came from a family of miners and was himself a miner. An entirely self-taught artist, he began to paint in 1911, after claiming to hear a voice at the bottom of a mine say to him, 'you will become a painter'. He then became a spiritualist, and

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