Lucien Adrion (1889-1953)

Lucien Adrion was born on 1889 in Strasbourg, France. He was a French Post-Impressionist painter, draftsman, and printmaker known for his depictions of the French countryside and beaches, as well as Parisian life including landscape, still life, figure and landmark paintings. He began his initial studies in Strasbourg as a technical draughtsman.  In 1921 Adrion had his first solo exhibition at Galerie Chéron and then in 1926 at the age of thiry-seven, he had his first major exhibition in the Salon des Indépendants, where later on, he exhibited regularly.  As an engraver, watercolorist and painter from the French school, he took a variety of external scenes as subjects for his work, showing a particular fondness for the picturesque aspects of the Parisian landscape, beach scenes and horse races.