Leon Francois Comerre Portrait

Leon Francois Comerre Biography


French Academic Classicism Painter

Léon Francois Comerre was born in Trélon, France and lived in Paris and London. At 17, Comerre went to Paris to study under French artist, Alexander Cabanel who influenced him to paint orientalist themes. He also studied at the French Academy under Lille.
Comerre exhibited numerous works in the Paris Salons of 1874-1875 and won a grand prize in the latter year. He returned to London, exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, and the Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts.