Louis Abel-Truchet

French, 1857–1918

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
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Louis Abel-Truchet was an important French painter, etcher and lithographer during his lifetime. He was born in 1857 in Versailles and is predominantly known for his paintings which depict Paris at the turn of the century – with cafés, theatres, shops, everyday life and fashionable Parisians – as an essential part of the subject matter.

Though influenced by Impressionism, Abel-Truchet’s artwork was also satirical at times. Since, his work focused on the Belle Epoque, linking him to contemporary artists such as Eugène Galien-Laloue, Jean-Louis Forain and Théophile-Steinlen.

In 1914, aged fifty-seven, Abel-Truchet volunteered to fight in World War One. He was to produce a series of lithographs depicting scenes from the experiences he encountered during this time. He commanded a section of fighting troops during the war and was awarded the Legion of Honour and La Croix de Guerre.

In 1914, aged 57, the artist volunteered to fight in the World War One. He was to produce a series of lithographs depicting scenes from his experiences. As lieutenant, Abel-Truchet commanded a small unit of fighting troops during the war and was awarded the Legion of Honour and La Croix de Guerre.

Louis-Abel Truchet’s works are included in numerous collections, such as, Musée Carnavalet, Paris; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern.

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