Raymond Allègre


Raymond Allègre, born on August 27, 1857 in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) and died in the same city in 1933, was a French painter of landscapes of Provence, Raymond Allègre is also an Orientalist painter. He was a student at the École des Beaux-Arts in Marseille. He continued his artistic training at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the studios of Jean-Paul Laurens, Antoine Vollon and Léon Bonnat. He painted landscapes of the Paris region and Normandy from 1875.
Raymond Allègre returned to Provence where he painted Martigues, Monaco and its surroundings. He exhibited at the Salon in Paris from 1880 to 1932. He won many prizes and the State bought his paintings. He discovered Venice during a trip in 1900 and fell in love with the city, which inspired a large number of paintings. In 1900, he participated, with his Algiers and Cassis panels, in the decoration of the restaurant Le Train bleu at the Gare de Lyon in Paris.
He was made a knight of the Legion of Honour in 1903.

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