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date: 22 September 2019

Le Moal, Jeanlocked

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 30 October 1909, in Authon-du-Perche; died 16 March 2007.

Painter, watercolourist, designer. Murals, designs for tapestries, designs for stained glass, designs for mosaics, stage sets.

Jean Le Moal was born in the Perche region, where his father, a public works engineer, was posted; his mother was from the Ardèche region. He wanted to be a sculptor and in a compromise over his vocation, his parents sent him to Lyons to the architectural department of the École des Beaux-Arts; he ended up in the department of decorative art. He then went to Paris, where he preferred visiting the Louvre to being taught at the École des Arts Décoratifs. In 1930, copying Chardin's ...

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