Adolphe Beaufrère

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Adolphe Beaufrère (March 24, 1876 in Quimper – February 16, 1960 in Larmor-Plage) was a French painter, illustrator, and engraver.

Beaufrère joined the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1897 where he studied under Gustave Moreau and Fernand Cormon. Besides painting, he also worked in printmaking. His first exhibition was in 1898 at the Salon. In 1911, a scholarship enabled him to travel to Algeria, Italy and Spain. During the First World War, he served in the infantry. In 1922, he decided to settle permanently in Larmor-Plage. He primarily used etching and drypoint, with some attempts at woodcut.

In 1949, he illustrated Forest Voisine Mauritius Genevoix (Contemporary Books, 1949). He also contributed to the Ernest de Ganay (Society of St. Eloy, 1957) series of books Castles of Ile-de-France, and Old Abbeys of Ile-de-France Louis Reau (Society of St. Eloy, 1955) with fellow illustrator Henry Cheffer.


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