Louis Agricol Montagne

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artist Montagné
born August 19, 1879 in Avignon, Vaucluse, and died February 12, 1960 in Paris, France. He is listed as a 20th century French post-impressionist artist who specialized in genre scenes, landscapes, and watercolour.
In 1895, he was a student of Paul Sain in Cormon, Paris. He was a member and juror of the Fall Exhibition (Salon de l'Automne) in Paris. From 1945 to 1959, he was the curator of the Villeneuvre-les-Avignon Museum. He exhibited in Paris at the Fall Exhibition as early as 1901 with a work titled ''View of the Gard Bridge,'' which was purchased by the state. He was declared an ''exhibitor only'' (not in competition) in 1911. He had several shows of his work at the Georges Petit and Gambaceres Galleries in Paris. A retrospective of his work was shown in Amsterdam in 1930. A Laureat of the Institute. He was designated a Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1932. In collaboration with Paul Sain, he painted two murals for the Lyon train station restaurant in Paris.