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Lucien Hector Jonas (1880-1947)
Oil on Canvas
Size (inches): 20 (h) x 24 (w) inches
Size (cm): 50.8 (h) x 61 (w) cm
In 1899, he entered the School of Fine Arts in Paris. In 1900, he began developing a reputation for his work. He became a member of the Society of French Artists in 1901. In February 1915, he was approved as the "Military Painter attached to the Army Museum". From mission to mission, he traveled the front, from Belgium to the Vosges, then he was asked to paint portraits of military leaders. In total, seven to eight hundred oils, and nearly four thousand drawings reproduced in large numbers in L'Illustration, Annales, Lectures pour tous and in the Allied newspapers. In 1916, he was named official painter of the French Navy. He also gained success with his murals in the Art Deco style, including in Paris (House of Central) and Valenciennes (City Hall, Chamber of Commerce). In 1926, he was named Rosati d'honneur, in 1929, he was named knight of the Legion of Honor.