Marie-Joseph-Leon-Clavel took the surname “I Will” to represent
his will and effort as an artist. He exhibited in many salons, including
the Universal Exposition, the Society of French Artists. He received
many awards and medals for his works. He won the title of
“Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur” in1894.
Dictionnaire des Petits Maitres de la Peinture 1820-1920, by Gerald
Schurr & Pierre Cabanne, pg. 14, Tome II, I a Z.