Legros, Alphonse (1837-1911) by Scholes, Robert

Alphonse Legros (1837 – 1911) He was born in Dijon, France, but became an English citizen in 1880. Legros was the spearhead of the etching revival in France. He absorbed much from studying the etchings of . In the early 1860s his friend was living and working in Paris and Whistler persuaded Legros to go to London. He was very successful there and in 1875 was appointed head of the etching class at Royal College in South Kensignton and later became a professor at the Slade School. Among his many pupils was Lucien Pissarro, whose father, Camille, did not approve. But Legros had a large influence on British art at the turn of the century. Charles Meryon James McNeil Whistler

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