Louis-Alexandre Bouché was born on January 10, 1838 in Luzancy.
He was a pupil of Camille Corot, whose portrait he portrayed in 1860.
Winner of the Rosa Bonheur Prize in 1901. Knight of the Legion of Honour in 1905.
He worked at the age of ten in a tile factory in his native commune and then at fifteen years old was hired in a construction site in La Ferté-sous-Jouarre where millstones were made. Louis-Alexandre Bouché devotes his free time to drawing, Louis-Jean-Marie Rémy gives him his first lessons and organizes the decisive meeting between his pupil and Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot. He advises him to go to Paris. Louis-Alexandre Bouché worked there for a while and then travelled to France before going to Italy.
On his return he returned to the hamlet of Messy near Luzancy.
He sent to the Salon works about the Luzancy region, including The Evening on the Banks of the Marne in 1864 and Bords de la Marne in 1911.
He exhibited at the Salon between 1864 and 1910.
he was a friend of Leon Lhermitte, Amédée Servin (1829-1884) and Joseph Paul Meslé (1855-1927).
In 1895, he was awarded a third-class medal.
The state buys its paintings.
Louis-Alexandre Bouché died on 2 March 1911 at his home in Messy in the commune of Luzancy, and was buried on 5 March in the cemetery of the commune.
He performs landscapes sometimes animated by animals, views of the edges of the Marne and portraits. His art is characterized by a great attention to light, changing atmospheres and subtle colors.
Louis-Alexandre Bouché was the master of Jean Eugène Julien Massé (1856-1950) and Franck Cinot (1851-1890)
Museums of Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Limoge, Lyon, Nantes , Rennes
After Christmas Coret, Around Impressionism, Painters of the Marne Valley, The Renaissance of the Book, 2000
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