LEO DROUYN (French / 1816-1896)

The etcher, landscape artist, and archaeologist François Joseph Léo Drouyn was born in Izon (Gironde). He studied under Alaux in Bordeaux, and then under Paul Delaroche, Léon Cogniet, and Louis Marvy in Paris. It was Marvy who taught Léo Drouyn the art of etching. Although he exhibited at the Salon de Paris from 1851 to 1880, winning a medal for etching in 1867, Léo Drouyn was known as a provincial artist, devoted above all to the landcape of his native Gironde, and removed from the Paris art world. Despite this, Drouyn was a member of the Société des Acquafortistes, and maintained close relations with many of the Barbizon artists, particularly Narcisse Diaz and Charles Jacque. He died in Bordeaux.

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Selected prints by LEO DROUYN

Château de Langoiran, 1891
Self-portrait, 1862

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