Edouard Leon Cortes

Edouard Leon Cortes

1882 - 1969

Cortes spent most of his life in the small town of Lagny, which is about 20 miles east of Paris. He devoted his career to painting the gloriously colourful scenes of Paris during the Belle Epoque, capturing the famous monuments in many different lights, weathers and viewpoints. Lively figures are depicted going about their business and dramatic lines of perspective lead our eye down the boulevard. His paintings often portray the scene as the light fades towards the end of the afternoon and the pavement has a sheen to it suggesting a recent shower. The vitality and atmosphere of a moment are captured with great realism.

Exhibited : Society des Artistes Francais, Salon des Independants, Salon d'Automne, Salon d'Hiver

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Burlington – New Gallery


After the decision of Burlington Paintings Ltd. to withdraw from the art trade, former Managing Director Angela Hardy, continues in business. A new gallery is currently being prepared in Central London and will open in Spring 2015. The new gallery will deal in fine 19th and early 20th century British and European art with a […]