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The Life & Art of Paul de Longpre

Hall, Nancy C.

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ISBN 10: 0971409218 / ISBN 13: 9780971409217
Published by The Irvine Museum, Irvine, California, 2001
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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The art is exquisite. Introduction by Jean Stern. Signed on the title page by Joan Irvine Smith, Board of Trustees, The Irvine Museum. In 1890, de Longpre vistied the United States on an art commission and decided to settle in New York City. After establishing himself there as an artist, he moved with his wife and daughters to Los Angeles in 1898. Their large, Moorish-style mansion in Hollywood, adjoined by a magnificent garden, soon became the city's most popular tourist destination. Known for his hospitality and debonnair manner, de Longpre became one of Hollywood's first celebrities and was referred to as "Le Roi de Fleurs" (The King of Flowers). Size: 9 1/4" x 12 1/4" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 015961

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Title: The Life & Art of Paul de Longpre

Publisher: The Irvine Museum, Irvine, California

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hard

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, Lightly Bumped

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Chronicles the art and life of Paul de Longpre (1855-1911), a highly regarded French-American painter well known for his glorious watercolor paintings of flowers. 144 pages, 155 color plates, 55 b&w images, detailed geneology, bibliography, and more. Clothbound hardcover with gold leaf.

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