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French painter, sculptor, teacher, and writer on art. He was born in Villeréal in the province of Lot-et-Garonne and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux, the nearest large city. His early works consisted mainly of landscapes of the local countryside. In 1910 he moved to Paris, where he earned his living as a journalist for some time while continuing to paint. He did not exhibit his work until 1920, first at the *Salon d'Automne, then at the *Salon des Indépendants.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)