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Édouard Leon Cortès Art

French, 1882-1969

Édouard Leon Cortès is widely known for his Impressionistic renderings of Parisian promenades and rustic French hamlets. The son and pupil of Spanish painter Antonio Cortès, his influences included Barbizon painters Constant Troyon and Henri Harpignies.

Establishing a name for himself early on in his long career, Cortès first exhibited a painting he called La Labour at the Société des Artistes Français when he was still in his late teens. He found success among art critics as well as the public and earned renown in France. Cortès went on to study at École des Beaux-Arts.

As World War I gained steam, Cortès willingly joined the French military effort even though he was a pacifist. The artist spent time sketching enemy positions on the front lines, and this may have deepened his anti-war resolve. When he was able to return to his easel, Cortès desired solely to paint peaceful scenes of France’s capital city.

Later, during World War II, Cortès and his family spent time in Normandy to escape the horrors of the conflict. When asked about his depictions of horse-drawn carriages in the streets of Paris as well as outdated fashions — dresses and other garments that bore the hallmarks of pre-1930s fashion design, for example — he cited a fantasy he had about being able to “stop time” so that the Second World War wouldn’t have taken place.

A humble man, Cortès refused interviews and preferred anonymity. He remarked that his oil paintings, pastels and watercolors should speak for themselves. Cortès was prolific — he painted the streets of Paris and its well-known landmarks as well as majestic landscapes, interiors, boats and scenes that unfolded at Parisian harbors. Ten years after his death in 1969, the city of Lagny — where Cortès had spent most of his life — named a street in his honor.

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Artist: Édouard Leon Cortès
Le Souper en Famille - Impressionist Oil, Figures in Interior by Edouard Cortes
By Édouard Leon Cortès
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A charming and nostalgic oil on canvas circa 1910 by sought after French impressionist painter Edouard Leon Cortes. The work depicts a family enjoying dinner in a typical Breton kitc...
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1910s Impressionist Édouard Leon Cortès Art

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Canvas, Oil

Flower Garden - French Impressionist Gouache, Landscape by Edouard Cortes
By Édouard Leon Cortès
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A stunning gouache on board landscape circa 1940 by sought after French Impressionist painter Edouard Leon Cortes. The piece is a wonderful depiction of the artist's garden in Lagny ...
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1940s Impressionist Édouard Leon Cortès Art

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Place de la Bastille, Winter
By Édouard Leon Cortès
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Celebrated as the "Parisian Poet of Painting," Edouard Léon Cortès was a master at capturing the timeless energy and beauty of the City of Lights, and this winter scene of the legend...
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20th Century Post-Impressionist Édouard Leon Cortès Art

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"Avenue des Champs-Élysées à Paris" by Edouard Léon Cortès, 20th C Oil on Canvas
By Édouard Leon Cortès
Located in Madrid, ES
EDOUARD LÉON CORTÈS French 1882 - 1969 AVENUE DES CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES À PARIS signed "Edouard Cortès" (lower right) oil on canvas 13 x 18-1/4 inches (33 x 46 cm.) framed: 20-1/4 x 25-1/4 ...
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1930s Post-Impressionist Édouard Leon Cortès Art

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Canvas, Oil

Porte Saint Denis, le soir
By Édouard Leon Cortès
Located in Recoleta, CABA
Celebrated as the "Parisian Poet of Painting," Edouard Léon Cortès was a master at capturing the timeless energy and beauty of the City of Lights. This winter scene of the legendary ...
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"Notre Dame, Quai Montbello"
By Édouard Leon Cortès
Located in Missouri, MO
**This painting will be included in the upcoming Catalogue Raisonne Vol III by Nicole Verdier Provenance: The Artist to International Galleries, Chicago 1967 approx. 29 x 36.5 inche...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Édouard Leon Cortès Art

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Avenue de Friedland, L’Arc de Triomphe
By Édouard Leon Cortès
Located in Missouri, MO
Framed Size: 21 x 26 inches *This work has been authenticated by Nicole Verdier Provenance: Johnson Gallery, Chicago IL, circa 1967/1968 Cortès was born in Lagny, France on April...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Édouard Leon Cortès Art

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Le Moulin de Verneuil - Impressionist Oil, River Landscape by Edouard Cortes
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Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
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Boulevard de la Madeleine in Winter
By Édouard Leon Cortès
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Édouard Leon Cortès (1882 - 1969, French) Subject: Boulevard de la Madeleine in Winter Medium: Oil on Canvas Dimensions: 20" x 26" (canvas) Markings: Signed LR "Edouard Cortes" Fram...
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20th Century Impressionist Édouard Leon Cortès Art

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Porte St. Martin in Winter
By Édouard Leon Cortès
Located in Austin, TX
Édouard Leon Cortès (1882 - 1969, French) Subject: "Porte St. Martin in Winter" Dimensions: 13" x 18" (canvas) Markings: Signed LR "Edouard Cortes" Framed
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1950s Impressionist Édouard Leon Cortès Art

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"Rue de la Republique", Early 20th Century Oil on Canvas by Edouard Cortès
By Édouard Leon Cortès
Located in Madrid, ES
EDOUARD LÉON CORTÈS French 1882 - 1969 RUE DE LA REPUBLIQUE signed "Edouard Cortès" (lower right) oil on canvas 19-3/4 X 25-1/2 inches (50 X 64.5 cm.) framed: 27-3/4 X 33-3/8 (70 X 8...
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The Boatman - French Impressionist Oil, Figures in Riverscape by Edouard Cortes
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