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Albert Lebourg

The landscape painter Albert Marie Lebourg was born on February 1, 1849 in Montfort-sur Risle. He initially studied at Evreux Lycée and the art school in Rouen. He later completed training at the École des Beaux Arts in Rouen and at an architecture studio. Lebourg was sponsored by G. Morin and Jean Seignemartin (1848 – 75).
After meeting the famous collector Lapelier, Lebourg was appointed to the position of art teacher at the École des Beaux Arts of Algeria in 1872. His teaching post here lasted until 1876. Afterward, the artist was briefly a student of J. P. Laurens. In 1876, Lebourg exhibited his works for the first time together with Claude Monet (1840 – 1926), Alfred Arthur Sisley (1839 – 99), Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841 – 1919), and other artists on the Boulevard Montmartre.
Albert Marie Lebourg also participated in the impressionist movement. During 1879 and 1880, he participated in their group exhibitions. Furthermore, Lebourg was represented from 1890 to 1914 at the salon exhibitions of the Société National, of which he became a member beginning in 1893.
The artist was represented at the Galerie Mancini in Paris in 1896 at a collective exhibition, as well as in 1899 and 1910 at Bernheim, 1903 and 1906 at Rosenberg, and 1918 and 1923 at G. Petit. In Hamburg, Lebourg’s works were displayed at Commeter in 1925. In 1903, the artist was appointed as a "Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur". Albert Marie Lebourg stopped his work in 1926, left Paris, and settled in Rouen. There are more than 2,000 known landscapes by Lebourg in the moderate impressionist style. Most of these are panoramic and have the finest atmospheric effects. His repertoire consisted of motifs from the Ile-de-France, the Auvergne, and his Norman homeland, but also from Holland and Algeria.
Albert Marie Lebourg died on January 6, 1928 in Rouen.