Luigi Aloys Francois Joseph LOIR, said Luigi Loir (Göritz, 1845 - Paris, 1916)
Presumed view of Petit-Andely
Signed lower right
30 x 46 cm
In 1853, he entered the School of Fine Arts Parma. Ten years later, he came to Paris and worked in the studio of painter decorator Pastelot. In 1865, he debuted at the Paris Salon and was noticed there. But during this first part of his career, he continued to make decorative painting. After the 1870 campaign, during which he distinguished himself in battle of Bourget, he devoted himself almost exclusively to painting views of Paris. faithful exponent of French Artists, he won a third medal in 1879, a second medal and a gold medal in 1889 at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. He was awarded the Legion of Honour in 1898.
Museums: Bordeaux, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Moscow, Nancy, Nantes, New York, Nice, Petit Palais, Prague, Le Puy-en-Velay (Tretyakov Gal.) Vienna (Gal. Mod.), Auxerre, Avranches, Bar-Le-Duc ...