Paul LECOMTE (Paris, 1842 – 1920)

Paul Lecomte, painter and watercolourist, is considered one of the last exponents of the École de Barbizon. Pupil of Emile Lambinet, he made his debut at the Salon in 1868, gaining an honourable mention two years later, and thereafter exhibiting yearly until 1912. At the Salon of 1888 he was awarded a third class medal and in 1895 a second class medal. He received an honourable mention at the Exposition Universelle of 1889 and he also won a silver medal at the Exposition Universelle of 1900. Lecomte worked in Paris, in Normandy and in Brittany, as well as in the South of France, especially in Provence around Marseille, in the Basque region and in England, where he created a number of purely impressionistic works. His favourite subjects were landscapes and coastal scenes.

Mulhouse, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Mulhouse
Paris, Musée du Louvre
Paris, Petit Palais
Gray (Haute-Saône), Musée Baron-Martin