January 27, 1919 – January 27, 2019
Centennial of Léon Delachaux’s death

Portrait de Léon Delachaux

Léon Delachaux, Autoportrait au manteau (detail), Private collection
Photography: Stéphane Briolant


On January 27, 1919, Léon Delachaux lays his brushes to rest in Saint-Amand-Montrond (Cher, France) to be buried at Grez-sur-Loing (Seine-et-Marne, France).

It is along the banks of the River Loing that his art evolves: rural life and the riverbanks’ powerful light refines his palette.

French-Swiss by birth, he attended art school in the United States. Delachaux loved to travel the French countryside to capture his subjects, portraying them with warmth and serenity.

From 1880 until his death in 1919, he exhibited his work from the East to the West Coast of the United States, in South America, in Europe, in Switzerland and in France.
Independent and industrious, he followed his own path though never neglecting the inspiration he received from his masters and fellow artists.

The Endowment Fund owes Léon Delachaux a special tribute by celebrating the centennial of death.


INFORMATION WANTED
We are seeking information about the life and work of the artist Léon Delachaux in order to enrich the fund’s database and continue the preparation of the catalogue raisonné. Please don’t hesitate to contact us; anonymity will be respected if requested.

Chantal Grangé – Nadine Lennox Art Translation

AVIS DE RECHERCHE

Afin d'enrichir le Fonds
et continuer à constituer
le catalogue raisonné
de l'artiste, nous sommes
à la recherche de toute
information concernant
la vie ou l'œuvre
de Léon Delachaux.
N'hésitez pas à nous contacter ; l'anonymat,
s'il est requis, sera respecté.