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Leandre, Charles Lucien

LEANDRE, CHARLES LUCIEN (1862- ), French caricaturist and painter, was born at Champsecret (Orne), and studied painting under Bin and Cabanel. From 1887 he figured among the exhibitors of the Salon, where he showed numerous portraits and genre pictures, but his popular fame is due to his comic drawings and caricatures. The series of the " Gotha des souverains," published in Le Rire, placed him in the front rank of modern caricaturists. Besides his contributions to Le Rire, Le Figaro and other comic journals, he published a series of albums: Nocturnes, Le Musee des souverains, and Paris et la province. Leandre produced admirable work in lithography, and designed many memorable posters, such as the "Yvette Guilbert." " Les nouveaux maries," " Joseph Prudhomme," " Les Lutteurs," and " La Femme au chien." He was created a knight of the Legion of Honour.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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