Paul Lecomte

French, 1842-1920 Biography

French  landscapist and watercolorist , born Paris April 25 1842, died Paris 1920.

A sensitive and delicate landscape artist and watercolorist, Paul Lecomte was a student of the renowned Barbizon landscape painter Emile Lambinet.  He began exhibiting at the Paris Salon from 1868 onwards winning awards including Honorable Mentions in 1882 and 1889 at the Exposition Universelle, a 3rd class medal in 1888, 2nd class in 1895, a silver medal in 1900 at the Exposition Universelle.

He was partial to interpreting  sites in the Ile de France, Normandy, Brittany and the Basque regions of France. His watercolors have a great freshness and an impressionistic touch capturing his views which always describe the countryside with a sense of serenity.

The Museum of Mulhouse in France has in their permanent collection the painting by Lecomte entitled “Le Pont Neuf”.  Lecomte exhibited an identical subject in the Paris Salon of 1877.