Léon Carré

French, 1878-1942 Biography

Little is known of the life of Léon Carré, who was born in 1878. He received his early instruction from Leon Bonnat and Luc-Olivier Merson, both French Academic painters and illustrators. In 1900, he submitted his work at the annual exhibition held by the Société des Artistes Français and in 1907 at the Salon des Indépendants. He also exhibited at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux–Arts and at the Salon d’Automne.

Carré is known as an illustrator, an engraver, a printmaker, as well as a painter of animals, Parisian life, and Orientalist themes, especially landscapes in Algeria.

Awards/Memberships:
Prix Chenavard Prize

Exhibitions:
Société des Artistes Français, Paris, 1900
Salon des Indépendants, Paris, France, 1907
Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux–Arts, Paris, France
Salon d’Automne, Paris, France