Artists

Lucien Adrion
French, 1889-1953

Lucien Adrion was born in Strasbourg, France in 1889 and died in Cologne 1953. Post-Impressionist Lucien Adrion is considered an engraver, watercolorist and painter from the French school. He began his initial studies in Strasbourg as a draftsman.

In 1907, at the age of 18, Lucien traveled to Paris to work for a large drafting company but changed his mind upon arrival. Rather than working for a large company, he decided to peruse his dreams of becoming an artist. Traveling like a vagabond, Lucien would leave Paris for London, Munich and to Frankfort, when the war ended to study.

After the demobilization of Berlin, Lucien would study engraving under Franz Ritter von Struck (1863-1828), who was Marc Chagall’s teacher. He would return to Strasbourg and spend the next thirty years working as a lithographer. Being independent by nature, Adrion would not divert from his decorative paintings of Normandy beaches or scenes of Paris.

Reference:
E. Benezit, Vol. 1, page 44

Dictionnaire des Petits Maitres de la Peinture 1820-1920, by

Gerald Schurr & Pierre Cabanne, pg. 32, Tome I, A a H.

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