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date: 19 October 2019

Abry, Léon Eugène Augustelocked

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Belgian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 6 March 1857, in Antwerp; died 6 November 1905, in Antwerp.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, engraver (etching). History painting, portraits, genre scenes.

Léon Eugène Auguste Abry was the son of a general, a fact that paved the way for his career as a painter of historical and military scenes. He took part in the main Belgian exhibitions from the age of 20, before going on to become a member of the Société des Aquarellistes Belges in 1886 and to be awarded the Ordre de Léopold. His works were shown in Paris in 1888 and 1895, Vienna in 1888, Berlin in 1886 and 1896, Dresden in 1887, and Munich in 1901. His best-known paintings include: ...

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