(b Bordeaux, 5 July 1885; d Paris, 24 Jan. 1962). French painter, sculptor, teacher, and writer on art. He worked initially as a commercial woodcarver and was largely self-taught as a painter. His early work was Fauvist in spirit, but from 1911 he adopted Cubist mannerisms in his varied range of subjects, including landscapes, still lifes, interiors, mythological scenes, and portraits. Lhote, however, was more important as a teacher and critic than as a practising artist.
Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)