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date: 09 May 2021

Asselin, Mauricelocked


French, 20th century, male.

Born 24 June 1882, in Orléans; died 30 October 1947, in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, lithographer, illustrator. Nudes, portraits, seascapes, still-lifes.

Maurice Asselin was a pupil at the Collège Ste-Croix in Orléans. A job was found for him in the Sentier district of Paris where he worked half-heartedly for two or three years, before devoting himself to painting. In 1903 he entered the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and was a pupil of Fernand Cormon. He travelled to Brittany, Italy and especially England. He was made an officer of the Légion d'Honneur. From 1906 he exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants in Paris and at the Salon d'Automne, where he became a member of the jury in 1910. He also exhibited at the Salon des Tuileries and had a number of solo exhibitions in Paris in 1909, 1914, 1917, 1918, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1928, 1933, and 1944, in London in 1915 and 1919, and in Prague, Munich, Lucerne, The Hague and Tokyo....

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