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Adolphe D├ęchenaud, 1868-1929

Nationality: French
Date of Birth: 1868.06.28
Place of Birth: Sennecey-le-Grand
Date of Death: 1929.12.27
Place of Death: Paris


Adolphe Déchenaud was a painter of portraits and classical and religious subjects.


He was a pupil of Levebvre, Boulanger and Benjamin Constant. A successful career was launched in 1891 when he won the Grand Prix de Rome. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français, winning an honorable mention in 1899, third prize in 1900 and 1st medal in 1901. JW's friend, the dealer E. G. Kennedy, commented that the male portrait exhibited in 1901 was 'very fine' (23 June 1901, #07331).


Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, Paris, 1956-61.