French, 19th – 20th century, male.
Born 29 December 1857, in Versailles; died 9 September 1918, in Auxerre, on the battlefield.
Painter, pastellist, engraver. Historical subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.
Until 1890, Louis Abel-Truchet was a tradesman by profession, but he went on to become a pupil of both Jules Lefebre and Benjamin Constant at the Académie Julian. He joined up voluntarily in 1914, at the age of 57, as a lieutenant in the First Engineers Regiment and took command of a camouflage unit. He was later awarded the Croix de Guerre, as well as the Légion d'Honneur, which he had already received as a civilian....