Léon Lhermitte


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(b Mont-Saint-Père, Aisne, 31 July 1844; d Paris, 27 July 1925). French painter, printmaker, and draughtsman. He is best known for his pictures of peasant subjects—van Gogh, a great admirer of his work, called him a second Millet—but he also enjoyed success with large decorative paintings, for example Les Halles (1894), commissioned for the Hôtel de Ville, Paris, and now in the Petit Palais.

From The Oxford Dictionary of Art in Oxford Reference.

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