Louis Legrand French, 1863-1951

Overview

Like Toulouse-Lautrec, Louis Forain and Felicien Rops, Legrand is one of the great draftsman and printmakers of the turn of the century.  Legrand's drawings of the can-can girls and the Moulin-Rouge were actually published prior to those of Toulouse - Lautrec.  It is for the etchings of his ballet dancers that he is principally sought after but his works on paper of bohemian Parisian life, children and women and the cafes of Paris are equally intriguing. 

Museums and Public Collections

Cleveland Museum of Art

Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, California

Finnish National Gallery Museum, Collection of Prints and Drawings, Finland

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma

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